13 July 2017

Why Hardly Anyone Calls Linux “GNU/Linux”


You’re interested in Linux and have read a few blog posts. Along the way, you’ve come across a funny name: GNU/Linux. What do those letters mean, and why do people keep appending them to Linux? I can answer that question, and as I do, I’ll be dropping you into the middle of a debate that has persisted in the Linux world for decades. Now, with that out of the way… Linux or GNU/Linux, which is it? What Is GNU? The decade is the 1980s, and the computer industry is in a period of transition. A Supreme Court involving Apple case...

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