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GNU/Linux or Linux alone?
GNU/Linux
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Linux
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Don't Care
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux.

Stallman is technically right, but it doesn't matter. People who understand what GNU is and what it represents know that a Linux system is built on GNU tools and libraries. People who don't know what GNU is don't really care what I call it (most recognize "Linux", though). It's Stallman's fault for picking such a rediculous naming scheme. I don't see the point in nitpicking; the philosophy is lost on most people.

On a somwhat related note, I say Windows or XP instead of Micorosoft Windows XP and I say OSX instead of Apple OSX.

And it would me nice to one day to see a GNU microkernel if they ever catch up to Linux.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux by itself is much more streamlined.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

c0balt wrote:
Gentoonie wrote:
Its only Linux, because if you mention GNU, you can also mention all the other stuff, and that makes no sense.

I mean, i dont run a GNU-Linux-apache-xmms-openbox-X.org-GNOME system.


that would go a little bit far, but LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) actually is a accepted name.


Yes, but the idea behind the term LAMP is completely different.

LAMP: An ancronym to imply a web server than runs Linux with a database and a scripting language installed.
GNU/Linux: Adding GNU to the name because it uses GNU tools.

So all LAMP is doing is getting the message across with only a few letters, while GNU/Linux is trying to imply that the GNU project deserves credit too.


I hope I'm clear on what I'm trying to say.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, I always call a distribution GNU/Linux. But I rarely use that term, simply because Unix is a much better term. I rarely want to refer to GNU/Linux systems alone, because *BSD isn't much different. OpenSolaris is supposedly similar too, though I haven't ever used it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux

because if you say 'Gnu/Linux' (who do you spell /?), You have to say 'BSD/Artistic/PD/GNU/LINUX' or even more correct 'BSD/MIT/X11/Artistic/PD/GPL-BUT-NOT-GNU/GNU/Linux' and of course 'OSL/BSD/MIT/X11/Artistic/PD/GPL-BUT-NOT-GNU/GNU/Linux'

Do you see the madness in the system?

Linux is enough...
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux. GNU/Linux is too hard to type.

On a related note, I call it eitherWindows or XP, not Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:42 am    Post subject: Linux vs Gnu/Linux Reply with quote

I am personlly for using Gnu/Linux due to the fact that the FSF has made many good contributions including gcc (my personal favorite) that almost all Gnu/Linux distros benefited from.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ComputerNerd wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.

And just who the fuck are you to come in and dictate who we have room for here? sikpuppy has been a regular on this forum for a while now. I can't say that I've seen you before.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello this is dmitchell and I pronounce Linux as Linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh. Linux.

Yeah, it's GNU/Linux, but at the same time, I don't mind getting laid every now and then. When I make it to 100, and my warranty runs out,I'll start being correct and calling it GNU/Linux. Or I might take up parachuting. Hard choices.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ComputerNerd wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.

:lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Re: Linux vs Gnu/Linux Reply with quote

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I am personlly for using Gnu/Linux due to the fact that the FSF has made many good contributions including gcc (my personal favorite) that almost all Gnu/Linux distros benefited from.

Linux.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
ComputerNerd wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.

And just who the fuck are you to come in and dictate who we have room for here? sikpuppy has been a regular on this forum for a while now. I can't say that I've seen you before.
Well sikpuppy is clearly trolling what he is doing is like buying KFC and then going to McDonalds to eat it. Also Gnu/Linux is much better as the four essential freedoms are very important see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ComputerNerd wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
ComputerNerd wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.

And just who the fuck are you to come in and dictate who we have room for here? sikpuppy has been a regular on this forum for a while now. I can't say that I've seen you before.
Well sikpuppy is clearly trolling what he is doing is like buying KFC and then going to McDonalds to eat it. Also Gnu/Linux is much better as the four essential freedoms are very important see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Nerd, if you cannot stomach OTW, you get out. Simple.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
ComputerNerd wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
ComputerNerd wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.

And just who the fuck are you to come in and dictate who we have room for here? sikpuppy has been a regular on this forum for a while now. I can't say that I've seen you before.
Well sikpuppy is clearly trolling what he is doing is like buying KFC and then going to McDonalds to eat it. Also Gnu/Linux is much better as the four essential freedoms are very important see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Nerd, if you cannot stomach OTW, you get out. Simple.

Calm down.

He needs to answer my question first.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Prenj wrote:
ComputerNerd wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
ComputerNerd wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
I like WIndows. Where's the option for Windows 8. It rocks.

Are you a troll this forums has no place for trolls. M$ Windoze is irrelevant. What I am asking is a naming preference. Do people want to call it Gnu/Linux or Linux.

And just who the fuck are you to come in and dictate who we have room for here? sikpuppy has been a regular on this forum for a while now. I can't say that I've seen you before.
Well sikpuppy is clearly trolling what he is doing is like buying KFC and then going to McDonalds to eat it. Also Gnu/Linux is much better as the four essential freedoms are very important see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Nerd, if you cannot stomach OTW, you get out. Simple.

Calm down.

He needs to answer my question first.


Oh sorry.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well sikpuppy is clearly trolling what he is doing is like buying KFC and then going to McDonalds to eat it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:

Nerd, if you cannot stomach OTW, you get out. Simple.

There are many definitions for OTW what does that mean in this context?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ComputerNerd wrote:
Prenj wrote:

Nerd, if you cannot stomach OTW, you get out. Simple.

There are many definitions for OTW what does that mean in this context?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poll is not compliant. PEBCAK fail.
Bah, the cursed MERGE fixed it. Bugger and tosh.

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sikpuppy wrote:
Orgasms Taste Wierd


Your on the wrong end of it then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Linux vs Gnu/Linux Reply with quote

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I am personlly for using Gnu/Linux due to the fact that the FSF has made many good contributions including gcc (my personal favorite) that almost all Gnu/Linux distros benefited from.


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