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Old 07-30-2013, 06:33 AM   #16
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I must say that I don't think I have ever used the term GNU/Linux in a spontaneous utterance
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I am going to change!
Good! That will make RMS very happy.
I've seen some members in previous threads state that they don't use GNU/Linux because it's hard to pronounce. GuhNOO LINUX. Repeat 1000 times a day. Might get easier. Don't worry about the slight uh.

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Old 07-30-2013, 06:41 AM   #17
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Ok. Every night instead of counting sheep I will count GNU/Linuces!
 
Old 07-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #18
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Does every Linux have Gnu? Isn't BusyBox a substitute?
 
Old 07-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #19
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Does every Linux have Gnu? Isn't BusyBox a substitute?
Maybe some mini-distros, yes. But, as an analogy, is a sandwich a substitute for a three course meal?
 
Old 07-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #20
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Unless you are dealing with persons who know what GNU means, referring to "GNU/Linux" just opens a can of worms that can derail the conversation.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 03:41 AM   #21
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Mention Linux to some people, and they won't know what you're talking about. They're just not as interested in computers as we are.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 04:32 AM   #22
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I now call it what it is:
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...Let's give credit where it's due for all the GNU tools.
GNU(like canoe with a g 'gəˈno͞o')\Linux but that's thanks to LQ lol (I do call distros by their name and never heard Unix called other ways)

Worms should be studied...

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:08 AM   #23
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Hi there,

just a funny side thought:

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Worms should be studied...
There is in fact an old German city called Worms on the Rhine river:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worms,_Germany
For people interested in European history, it might indeed be worth studying. :-)

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:11 AM   #24
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Worms also played prominently into the Protestant Reformation in the early sixteenth century, the site of Martin Luther's stand before the 1521 Diet of Worms,
Well, that's one way to stay slim.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 05:32 AM   #25
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Looks like a fun city.

I'd need lots of hot sauce.

Like The Lord of the Ants one could spend a life time studying one word, so to speak\text...
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Unless you are dealing with persons who know what GNU means, referring to "GNU/Linux" just opens a can of worms that can derail the conversation.
Trains too ah-choo-choo.

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:41 AM   #26
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:49 AM   #27
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Is it because we're on Linux Questions Dot Organization?
 
Old 07-31-2013, 06:03 AM   #28
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I generally refer to it as Linux, but often try to make reference to the fact that I use more than just the kernel. I think Gnu deserves a special mention because it's such an integral part of the OS, but I also like to credit the other projects I benefit from. Mozilla /XFCE/X/Gnome/GNU/Linux is a bit of a mouthful, sadly.

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GuhNOO LINUX. Repeat 1000 times a day. Might get easier. Don't worry about the slight uh.
I believe it's correct to pronounce "gnu" as "new" when talking about the animal, so I presume that applies to the project too. Hence the tagline I found on the web some years ago:
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Linux - the choice of a GNU generation.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 06:24 AM   #29
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Hi there,

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I generally refer to it as Linux, but often try to make reference to the fact that I use more than just the kernel. I think Gnu deserves a special mention because it's such an integral part of the OS, but I also like to credit the other projects I benefit from. Mozilla /XFCE/X/Gnome/GNU/Linux is a bit of a mouthful, sadly.
that's why I like to refer to it by the distro's name. That includes most of the common packages.

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I believe it's correct to pronounce "gnu" as "new" when talking about the animal, so I presume that applies to the project too.
My mother tongue being German, the idea never occurred to me that the 'G' in GNU or gnu might be mute. Always proncounced it G-noo until now. But now that you mention it, it seems to make sense.

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if we skip what the authors call it we could say Linus as well? (but that’s according to native tongues that like to play on wurds)

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