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Re: Which packages should I use?

On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 02:05:55PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> 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.

Noone says "Microsoft Windows" or "Microsoft Word", except in official texts
and such.  Windows and Word are the terms used  --  one word terms.


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