that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Tue Jul 22 18:26:32 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> Personally, I have never heard anyone except you
>> refer to "the GNU operating system".
> And this is precisely the problem.  It's precisely the reason why
> those fanatics renamed GNU to the name of their kernel.  So that you
> wouldn't hear about why GNU and Free Software even exist.

On the contrary - it's more likely because if someone had tried to use 
the GNU OS before Linux - or even the current Hurd version of GNU OS, 
they'd run away screaming instead of trying it again...

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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