I’d just wike to intewject fow a moment. What you’we wefewing to as linux, is in fact, gnu/linux, ow as i’ve wecentwy taken to cawwing it, gnu pwus linux. Linux is not an opewating system unto itsewf, but wathew anothew fwee component of a fuwwy functioning gnu system made usefuw by the gnu cowewibs, sheww utiwities and vitaw system components compwising a fuww os as defined by posix.

many computew usews wun a modified vewsion of the gnu system evewy day, without weawizing it. Thwough a pecuwiaw tuwn of events, the vewsion of gnu which is widewy used today is often cawwed “linux”, and many of its usews awe not awawe that it is basicawwy the gnu system, devewoped by the gnu pwoject.

thewe weawwy is a linux, and these peopwe awe using it, but it is just a pawt of the system they use. Linux is the kewnew: the pwogwam in the system that awwocates the machine’s wesouwces to the othew pwogwams that you wun. The kewnew is an essentiaw pawt of an opewating system, but usewess by itsewf; it can onwy function in the context of a compwete opewating system. Linux is nowmawwy used in combination with the gnu opewating system: the whowe system is basicawwy gnu with linux added, ow gnu/linux. Aww the so-cawwed “linux” distwibutions awe weawwy distwibutions of gnu/linux.

@honku It must be a high vibe in the interwebs. Stallman doesn't know he was cancewwed.

@honku I wonder how the Debian folks feel about their fallen hewo

@alynna dunno, it'll take a few years for their news feed to update :^)

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