Re: Linux or GNU/Linux
On 07/30/2012 01:09 AM, Junayeed Ahnaf Nirjhor wrote:
Hello all,Just thought about asking you guys what the actual name is, Linux or GNU/Linux (In our Bangladeshi community, we're really divided on this issue).I personally prefer Linux , what do you think?
It is a political/religious issue.Linux is the kernel maintained by Linus Torvalds. It provides the interface to the hardware and the infrastructure for the rest of the programs that contribute to the system.
GNU is a software collection project founded by Richard Stallman that provides open source versions of a who lot of programs that work with the Linux (and other) kernel environment.
In American english language shorthand, the OS is often referred to by just its kernel component. The GNU folks, not having a successfully popular kernel component, want to insist on being acknowledged for their contributions by having folks refer to the whole combination as GNU/Linux.
Take your pick. It is a political (or even religious) preference. -- users mailing list users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe or change subscription options: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/users Guidelines: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines Have a question? Ask away: http://ask.fedoraproject.org
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