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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?  

That's not what is meant; if it were so, it would indeed seem redundant. 
There is no GNU version of Linux or the Hurd. GNU/X refers to the
operating system 'GNU' running on top of/combined with X, X being Linux
or the Hurd in most cases.

> Sometimes it seems redundant to qualify linux and hurd with GNU....

That would be redundant. However, qualifying GNU with either Linux or
the Hurd isn't, as the two resulting complete systems (still) differ
quite a lot.



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