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Mr. Macintosh 07-17-2017 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by DavidMcCann (Post 5736117)
Usually, but not always. I've used Linux without GNU: you can use BusyBox, as in Alpine or Tiny Core.

Again, when most people say "Linux", they mean "GNU/Linux".

"For the fourth time this hour, I am not The Happy Chef. I am the irritated psychiatrist, Dr. Frasier Crane." - Frasier

Mr. Macintosh 07-17-2017 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by cynwulf (Post 5736119)
Well no. Net/2 was the first "AT&T code unencumbered" BSD source release.

NetBSD and FreeBSD, weren't fully free of the encumbered code (and lawsuits) until 1994/1995.

This is one of the reasons why Torvalds developed his own kernel.

Thanks for the assist!

YesItsMe 07-17-2017 11:15 AM

Still, there was a stable, mature and complete free Unix-like OS in the mid-90s. Why still GNU?

Mr. Macintosh 07-17-2017 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by YesItsMe (Post 5736125)
Still, there was a stable, mature and complete free Unix-like OS in the mid-90s. Why still GNU?

Stallman kept pushing it - possibly because he made it. Either that or because people using GNU didn't want to switch because they already had a working system.

YesItsMe 07-17-2017 11:19 AM

"Working", immature, incomplete.

Mr. Macintosh 07-17-2017 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by YesItsMe (Post 5736127)
"Working", immature, incomplete.

HURD or GNU?

YesItsMe 07-17-2017 11:51 AM

GNU/Linux, specifically.

Mr. Macintosh 07-17-2017 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by YesItsMe (Post 5736142)
GNU/Linux, specifically.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

jamison20000e 07-17-2017 12:10 PM

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