Re: [email@example.com: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: GNU/Linux Cookbook addendum to addendum]]
On Aug 05, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Richard Stallman <email@example.com> -----
> http://www.debian.org/intro/about reportedly says
> I'm still not convinced
> Not to worry. As hard disk space has become cheap, most people
> have at least 500MB of extra space. Debian can be easily installed
> on this extra space and can coexist with your existing OS. If you
> need more space, you can simply delete one of the OSes (and after
> you see the power of Linux, we are sure it won't be Debian).
> Could you please change Linux to GNU/Linux? I don't think it is the
> kernel, Linux, alone that will convince people.
"Don't take our word for it - try Debian out yourself. Since hard
disk space has become less expensive, you can probably spare about
500MB to try out the core Debian OS. If you eventually need more
space, you can simply delete one of your OSes (and after you see the
power of the Debian system, we are sure it won't be ours)."
1. It avoids the Linux - GNU/Linux flamewar.
2. It's more accurate, since Debian has variants that use both the
Linux and GNU (Hurd) kernels.
3. The revised paragraph reads better to a native English speaker.
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