that old GNU/Linux argument

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Sat Jul 26 03:06:35 UTC 2008

On Jul 25, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:

> What do you mean "other than the Hurd"?

I mean "except for the Hurd", "save for the Hurd", or however you'd
like to phrase the act of taking a set with hundreds of elements, and
applying the same predicate to all but one of them.

Look at the list of packages at and you'll
find out GNU is *far* more than the Hurd.  While trying to collect
evidence to support your absurd statement, you'll find out that GNU is
actually what makes up what you always mistook for Linux, and that
Linux is indeed just a kernel, even if it happens to be more
interesting and far more relevant than the Hurd., go figure.

Alexandre Oliva
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