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Re: Is this statement correct?



On 02/17/2011 07:54 PM, Stephen Powell wrote:
On 17:37 Thu 17 Feb, Lisi (lisi.reisz@gmail.com) wrote:
Is this statement correct?  It comes in the textbook for a course I am doing.
<quote>
Grub (Grand Unified Bootloader) is the boot program of the GNU project.
</quote>

If so, where does LILO fit in?

The longer, more formal name of Debian is "Debian GNU/Linux".  It is called that
because the core of the system is the fusion of the Linux kernel (which is not
part of the GNU project) with the basic GNU tools (such as the programs found
in the "coreutils" package, for example).  The Debian project wished to acknowledge
the major contribution that the GNU project made to the distribution in the
early days (and still continues to do so).


Then it should be named:
   Debian GNU/X/GNOME/KDE/Lots-of-other-stuff Linux.

I remember when RMS got all pissy about Hurd getting overshadowed by a little punk from Finland and fearing that people would forget about his greatness.

--
"The normal condition of mankind is tyranny and misery."
Milton Friedman


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