that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sat Jul 26 01:16:56 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul 25, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
>> So why change the name of something people do want to include
>> something they never have wanted?
> Would you mind mentioning the components of the GNU operating system,
> other than the Hurd, that aren't present in any GNU+Linux
> distribution?  This is the least you could do to substantiate the
> "something they never have wanted", or to convince yourself of how
> absurd the claim is.

What do you mean "other than the Hurd"?  That's the one from the GNU 
project and should be the main attraction unless you aren't really 
interested in the GNU project.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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