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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it...

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@lady_lumb @LordReginold i got the rms account on identi.ca back in the day and considered making a bot that would reply "excuse me, it's gnu/linux" any time someone posted linux

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@LordReginold
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/ I'd just like to interject for a \
| moment. What you're referring to as |
| Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as |
| I've recently taken to calling it, GNU |
| plus Linux. Linux is not an operating |
| system unto itself, but rather another |
| free component of a fully functioning |
| GNU system made useful by the GNU |
| corelibs, shell utilities and vital |
| system components comprising a full OS |
| as defined by POSIX. |
| |
| Many computer users run a modified |
| version of the GNU system every day, |
| without realizing it. Through a |
| peculiar turn of events, the version of |
| GNU which is widely used today is often |
| called "Linux", and many of its users |
| are not aware that it is basically the |
| GNU system, developed by the GNU |
| Project. |
| |
| There really is a Linux, and these |
| people are using it, but it is just a |
| part of the system they use. Linux is |
| the kernel: the program in the system |
| that allocates the machine's resources |
| to the other programs that you run. The |
| kernel is an essential part of an |
| operating system, but useless by |
| itself; it can only function in the |
| context of a complete operating system. |
| Linux is normally used in combination |
| with the GNU operating system: the |
| whole system is basically GNU with |
| Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the |
| so-called "Linux" distributions are |
\ really distributions of GNU/Linux. /
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@BestGirlGrace @LordReginold is that rms eating something from his foot

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@anna @LordReginold This was one of the first Linux things I made, and I like to keep it at /down/stallman.txt on my web servers.

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@BestGirlGrace @LordReginold just copied this into a local file for posterity called `pendantry_for_fun_but_not_for_profit.txt`

@LordReginold "defined by POSIX" is such a loosely implemented thing. Vi is supposed to be the default in a POSIX environment, and you know what? Not many actually includes vi by default.
I'm mad about it.

@LordReginold a true and good point but i'm still going to have to shove you in this locker

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