that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sat Jul 19 21:43:53 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> The core of the distribution is the kernel, called Linux.
> What about GNU *core*utils? :-P :-D
> And then, again, what if you remove Linux, install kFreeBSD or
> OpenSolaris in its stead, rebuild glibc to export the same ABI but use
> the system calls of the new kernel, and reboot?  How come that would
> still be Linux?

It wouldn't be Linux. It might be

   Les Mikesell
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