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"I hate Windows. Why doesn't it do x as well as Linux?" -the DevRant community.

Me too.

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  • 6
    Ahh. The "non existing" Linux circle jerk is here again.
  • 1
    @Makenshi

    I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
    Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
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    Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
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    @Linux That's true but in the current context completely irrelevant. It's quite common to colloquially call it "Linux" when you are referring to the operating system.

    The same is done for other technical terms. The most famous one would be "SMS". Nobody would send you an "SM" even though that would be the technical correct term as you are not sending an short message service but the short message. Still SMS made it into the vocabulary of everyone.

    That leaves me wondering why you wrote that wall of text.
  • 0
    I don't get the me too part but wondering what @jckimble has to say 😄
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    @Makenshi
    I see that you are new to the IT world. Welcome
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    @Linux Not really. I just don't care for this particular "humor" as I don't think it's funny.
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    @Makenshi
    Just use Google and search for "I'd like to interject for a moment".

    #offended #notfunny
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