From: "Saifi Khan" <saifi.k...@twincling.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:04 PM
To: "Sean Cavanaugh" <millenia2...@hotmail.com>
Cc: <jerr...@msu.edu>; <korikov...@gmail.com>; <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject: RE: Welcome to the "freebsd-questions" mailing list

On Wed, 13 May 2009, Sean Cavanaugh wrote:

(The true nomenclature is GNU/Linux when refering to a Linux based OS).

Not true.

"Please give us the credit for userland" is the line of
reasoning used for the puported TLA prefix ! silly actually.

Please see


based on the wiki page (which we ALL know is NEVER wrong) states that GNU/Linux is the correct form and the ONLY reason for calling it just Linux is that its easier to say and that's how its known overall in mainstream media. There is additional in that it also runs non-GNU based programs such as apache, but the base of it all is that Linux by itself is not an OS, just a kernel. Debian Illustrates this perfectly as they have done several different distros using different Kernels to run GNU userland, including FreeBSD ( http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/ ), NetBSD, and Hurd.

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