Akira Urushibata wrote:
Linux is not "operating system", but kernel.

I think that most, if not all, list subscribers are aware of that.

GNU system existed before the kernel Linux, and once somebody put GNU with any kernel, it is GNU system based on Linux kernel.

We have been saying this for a quarter century and yet it is not
taken seriously.  To solve a problem, one must first understand its
primary cause.

In this particular case, the distinction is a little more important, because the "GNU/Linux" system is modular "both ways" -- not only are there other kernels on which to run the GNU tools, but there are also other userspaces that can be used with the Linux kernel, although the GNU userspace is almost always used for general-purpose systems.

If I understand correctly, at the moment, the most common "Linux" is not GNU/Linux at all -- it is Android, often TiVoized. (Have possible anti-trust implications of this been considered? TiVoization certainly can be argued to harm users, perhaps not so much when it was TiVo's unique innovation but certainly as it becomes more widespread.)

-- Jacob

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