The GNU Hurd

Posted by catturtle1984 on Oct 14, 2007 1:47 PM EDT
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Most Linux users out there, think that their whole system is named just “Linux” (or perhaps the distribution name). For a large number of reasons, which I do not intend to analyze in this post, this is not, and should not be the case. The actual name is GNU/Linux since only the Linux Kernel is “Linux” and the rest of the system (including some vital parts such as glibc or GCC) are parts of the GNU Operating System. Linux was chosen as the kernel for the GNU system at a time when the GNU project had a nearly working operating system, which however lacked a working kernel (although an initial implementation of the Hurd existed).

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Ah yes...The clear and factual lens of history. dinotrac 27 1,244 Oct 16, 2007 3:29 AM

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