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Re: [SLE] Firefox 1.0.8
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 20:16:21 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604172016.21786.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 17 April 2006 19:49, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> On Monday 17 April 2006 20:40, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > On Monday 17 April 2006 14:22, Kai Ponte wrote:
> > > Being a newbie and not knowing about the innards of how GNU/Linux
> >
> > Being a newbie, one of the first things to learn is that it is NOT
> > GNU/Linux, it is just Linux.
> >
> > (Much as the GNU people would like you to think that way)
>
> This is interesting. I learned it the other way around: I tought it was
> Linux, but Linux is only the kernel, and GNU provides basic applications
> built around it.
>
> According at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux), we both are
> right.

GNU supplied the compiler and some other utilities.

I read it best at a place where someone suggested we call it KDE/Linux or
Apache/Linux.

It just doesn't make sense to call it GNU/Linux. (Yes there are GNU supplied
pieces.....)


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