that old GNU/Linux argument

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Mon Jul 21 21:43:02 UTC 2008

On Jul 21, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:

> The other 85% has nothing to do with GNU, and is usually the driving
> force behind people bothering to install the GNU portions at all.

> That is, I don't install a system so I can run cp or tar or the other
> minor infrastructure components, I install it to run some useful
> applications.

And still, even though the kernel Linux is even further away from what
you really want to run, you prefer to apply its name to the whole,
rather than the name of the larger project it was combined with, and
that set the ground for it and for all this driving force you speak

Odd, eh?

> So it's not so much wanting to include the names of all the more
> attractive applications in the distribution name as not seeing any
> reason to glorify minor components

Heh.  I can't even tell what side you're arguing for any more :-)

Alexandre Oliva
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