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Old 07-17-2017, 11:14 AM   #76
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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".

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Old 07-17-2017, 11:14 AM   #77
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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.
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Still, there was a stable, mature and complete free Unix-like OS in the mid-90s. Why still GNU?
 
Old 07-17-2017, 11:18 AM   #79
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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.
 
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"Working", immature, incomplete.
 
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"Working", immature, incomplete.
HURD or GNU?
 
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GNU/Linux, specifically.
 
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GNU/Linux, specifically.
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