Re: Which packages should I use?
Simon Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
There is only one GNU operating system, this is the operating system
that will be based on GNU/Hurd and there already is one release of it
(GNU 0.2). GNU/Linux is a GNU derived system. It is not GNU, it
cannot be GNU. Calling all systems that are based on GNU spreads a
lot of confusion.
Alfred M. Szmidt
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