2009/5/14 Saifi Khan <saifi.k...@twincling.org>: > On Wed, 13 May 2009, Sean Cavanaugh wrote: > >> -------------------------------------------------- >> 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>; >> <email@example.com> >> 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 see >> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy >> > >> > >> > thanks >> > Saifi. >> > >> >> 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. > > > based on Linus Torvalds (which we ALL know is RIGHT) states that > > when asked if the name GNU/Linux was justified: > > Well, I think it's justified, but it's justified if you > actually make a GNU distribution of Linux ... the same way > that I think that "Red Hat Linux" is fine, or "SuSE Linux" > or "Debian Linux", because if you actually make your own > distribution of Linux, you get to name the thing, but > calling Linux in general "GNU Linux" i > I think is just ridiculous. > > (G)ot (N)othing (U)nique takes years since 1989 for http://is.gd/zGZh > > > Hope this helps. > > thanks > Saifi. > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" >
[ch...@amnesiac]~% echo "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Hurd" | wc -c 38 [ch...@amnesiac]~% echo http://is.gd/zGZh |wc -c 18 Seriously, please don't obfuscate URLs when there's no real need to. Those of us who are careful prefer not to follow strange looking links; it's counterproductive. is.gd and tinyurl are great if you have to type in monstrous links like http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/10/13/Using-Vista_2700_s-Boot-Manager-to-Boot-Linux-and-Dual-Booting-with-BitLocker-Protection-with-TPM-Support.aspx However, there's no need when it's either copy-paste or click, and just confuses things. Also, Torvalds talks about stuff like that far too much. It's only fair to call it GNU/Linux; it IS GNU on top of the Linux kernel. It's like calling Mac OS X Darwin, or NeXTSTEP Mach (or worse, FreeBSD!). Chris -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"