On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 01:30:43PM +0000, Noirin Plunkett wrote:
> GNU != Linux
>> This is old ground.
oh for goodness sake.
even if you exclude gnu, the history of what most people consider to be
linux goes back to 1984. Nearly every Linux user uses X.
But the fact is that when people talk about "Linux" they really mean the
whole system. When most people use Linux they use Firefox, Evolution
and OpenOffice. And underneath it they're using linux, bash, gnome, X,
etc, etc, etc. Many of those things are part of the GNU project.
And quite a few of us used the GNU tool suite for years before we used
Linux (in fact, for some of us Linux wasn't even the first free unix we
used that tool suite on).
Very few questions on the mailing list are Linux kernel questions. But
there are loads of bash, firefox, apache, samba, awk, perl and other
questions. They aren't off-topic.
Kevin Lyda <diamond> kevin is my comic idol
kevin at ie.suberic.net
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