Re: some newbie questions
Harold Browne writes:
The RMS view is that Linux is a kernel, but that in order to build a usable
*system,* one must then add further libraries, utilities, daemons, and other
programs, which, in his terms, make up "a GNU system."
I would gripe a little at the implicit agenda, but certainly agree
that whether it's termed a "Linux system" or a "GNU system," in
order to be *useful* there needs to be a reasonably rich set of
additional software added on. (I want my Perl. I want my Python.
I want Ghostscript. I want TeX, Emacs, X, EXMH, ...)
Actually it is a bit below that level of "add-ons". It should be "I
want my ls, I want my c compiler, I want my assembler, I want my diff,
.... The GNU code starts much earlier...
Cheers and merry X-mas
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
--- Oscar Wilde