that old GNU/Linux argument

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Tue Jul 22 21:06:17 UTC 2008

On Jul 22, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:

> 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...

Pretty much in the same way most would, if they'd tried GNU/Linux back
then.  Both GNU and Linux evolved together since then.  What is the
point you're trying to make?  That people who got involved early in
the development of the kernel Linux chose GNU because GNU sucked as
much as you imply?  Because they were tough and resisted the impulse
to run away screaming? :-)

Alexandre Oliva
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