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GNU/Linux 16 22.86%
Linux 54 77.14%
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:26 AM   #31
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Rms and his silly un-pronounceable silly nonsense.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 08:58 AM   #32
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Did you maybe mean incomprehensible or potato?
 
Old 07-31-2013, 09:03 AM   #33
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Considering I can create a userland that is indeed useful with Busybox alone, I call it Linux. GNU tools are really great, but because there are times when you don't need or want most of them, I call it Linux.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 09:05 AM   #34
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Thanks for the links, jamison20000e - I'll bow to RMS' superior wisdom and pronounce the G.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #35
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Opps, not off topic wrong thread: Too much "convenience" means you need your hand-held to lead the way and thanks to religion++ the devils exist. So, where will they make you go? "Impeach God"

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #36
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The poll question is too vague to be answered. I try to refer to the linux kernel as Linux and GNU/Linux operating system as GNU/Linux.

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:31 AM   #37
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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.
This is very true. When talking to people off the computer, if the topic comes up about operating systems; i will usually just say Linux to avoid confusion. On the forums, and with people whom are a bit more knowledgeable on computers, i say Gnu/Linux.

I voted Gnu/Linux.
 
Old 08-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #38
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Hi,

Really depends on the content of the discussion. If the discussion is about the kernel or related to the kernel then I use 'Linux'. When referencing a distribution in general then I will use Gnu/Linux. Very subjective(5) and depends on the current discussion. Most just use Linux as a representation overall when speaking of the OS.

The poll terms are limiting without definitive terms or annotation(2)..
 
Old 08-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #39
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"*nix" for me when I'm writing memos at work. That covers all the different things I use there. Unix, HPUX, Linux, etc. When I'm referring to my home computer, it's just "Linux". What point is there in using the longer name? The same goes for many things. I tell people I have a "dog", not a "Canis Lupus Familiarus".
 
Old 08-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #40
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just linux , the flavor its my choice
 
Old 08-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #41
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"Slackware Linux"
 
Old 08-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #42
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Why not just Slackware? After all, linux is only the kernel, and in a full install that's about 3 MB out of about 7 GB. Hardly worth mentioning.
 
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #43
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Who's going to say "gnu linux", when the shorter version is understood. Besides, if you did say "gnu linux", you would most likely get a "say what?" response.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #44
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Can you gnu?
 
Old 09-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #45
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Although I am completely aware of GNU/Linux, i tend to refer to it as simply Linux. Trying to explain Linux to people is hard enough at time without adding in the complexity of GNU/Linux.

As Archlinux would say KISS.
 
  


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