Re: Which packages should I use?
On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 10:33:32AM -0700, Jason Dagit wrote:
> My long running theory about this is that people crave a shorter
> colloquial(sp?) term for talking about both linux and hurd. If I were
> talking about them in the official sense I would try to use GNU/Hurd, or
> GNU/Linux, but in conversations it seems awkward. And how many non-GNU
> versions of linux and hurd are there? Sometimes it seems redundant to
> qualify linux and hurd with GNU....
I like talking about GNU when I talk about GNU operating
systems. This way, there is no need to differentiate. However, if you
are referring specifically to the GNU system on the Linux kernel, then
GNU/Linux is not that difficult to say. It is as easy to say as
Microsoft Word, and even one syllable shorter than Microsoft Windows.
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