that old GNU/Linux argument

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at
Mon Jul 28 22:41:37 UTC 2008

On Monday 28 July 2008 16:56, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> And it's not GNU utilities.  It's an operating system.  If it was just
> "the GNU utilities", you might be right.

GNU is *not* an operating system. An operating system must have a kernel as 
its part. GNU does not, so it is not an operating system. GNU/Hurd is an 
operating system, but than that is neither Fedora nor Linux.

So stop promoting GNU as an operating system. It is intended to be one, but 
never made it on its own. It is a tried-and-failed-to-be-operating-system.

You cannot convince anyone that there can be an operating system without a 
kernel. GNU within Fedora (or any Linux distro) is *not* an operating system. 
It is only a part of an os.

Best, :-)

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