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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