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Old 04-26-2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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Is linux an Operating system


Is linux an Operating system ?

Yeah its the kernel of course . Then What is an operating system.

AFAIK OS is a s/w that manages

DEvices , processes, memory and information.

Linux does this


Should we call it linux or GNU\Linux

****

Distribution != An Operating system


But Richard wants GNU\Linux

Yeah Linux does use lots of GNU utilitities

IS linux an OSS

or a free software ?

R all GPLed free s/w

Then is OSS just the name of the movement

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Old 04-26-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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Is this a rambling orf some kind or actual questions? Maybe you should just read most or all of this site: www.gnu.org
 
Old 04-26-2003, 11:36 PM   #3
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Sorry to say, I don't understand a word your saying. I suggest you go to a forum with your native language?
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:34 AM   #4
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Originally posted by trickykid
Is this a rambling orf some kind or actual questions? Maybe you should just read most or all of this site: www.gnu.org


They are actual questions. Who r u ? R u the Boss here?


Where is MasterC.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:38 AM   #5
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Is this a rambling orf some kind or actual questions? Maybe you should just read most or all of this site: www.gnu.org

Sorry Boss. Now that i see ur the Moderator . But as a moderator u sure sound rude.


When did u bcome the moderator.

I used to come here last year . Was away for a long time.


I did know u were the moderator. Any how i am not gonna apologize .

Phear The Penguin


Sometimes , even just reading doesn't make things clear .

U got to discuss with others. Thats way I posted it here ?

I just wann a be clear and people to be clear about OSS and FSF.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:41 AM   #6
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Sorry to say, I don't understand a word your saying. I suggest you go to a forum with your native language?

I too didn't understand this kind of language b4.

But these days i like it and love it too.


But why do u think I should make it in my native language ?

I would rather u do it . hehehehe
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:44 AM   #7
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Sorry to say, I don't understand a word your saying. I suggest you go to a forum with your native language?
I don't buy ur suggestion. May be uuuuu should go to a forum with ur native language ?


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Old 04-27-2003, 05:23 AM   #8
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Unecessary post.

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Old 04-27-2003, 08:32 AM   #9
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Old 04-27-2003, 08:54 AM   #10
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:47 AM   #11
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To answer teh orginal question...
Usually an operating system means the kernel. But a kernel is not useful without a shell, utilities and so on. That's why we refer to GNU/Linux (Linux kernel+GNU utilities) as 'system'. Not sure if it's clear enough...
 
Old 04-27-2003, 02:24 PM   #12
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Sorry to say, I don't understand a word your saying. I suggest you go to a forum with your native language?
Please do not tell other members to go elsewhere to ask questions. We accept all members from every country from any native language, etc, we just ask they try their best to make it easy for others to read their posts and questions as this is mainly a English speaking site.

Stop the flaming debate on who is boss, etc or this thread will get closed. If you have nothing constructive to post or anything nice to say, don't post at all.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 03:00 PM   #13
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Not getting the hostility here. I got the gist of a question or reverie, anyway.

And I dunno, Mara - who's this 'we' you speak of? Nah, just kidding, but I do call it Linux because, yeah, the kernel is the operating system. No, it isn't much good without shells and utilities and, in a wider sense, they form the "system" but in an even wider sense, if I had successfully installed Lucent modem drivers instead of buying an external modem, I could just as reasonably call it a GNU/Linux/Lucent system. And I ain't doing that. I just stop with the kernel - the one thing I can't change without it *not* being Linux. If I wrote my own shell to go with bash or csh I'd still be using Linux. The GNU part is optional. If I wrote my own kernel, it wouldn't be Linux.

GNU/Linux is kind of fake. Like shell expansion - I use a Linux kernel with GNU tools. That's expanded from Linux w/GNU. But GNU/Linux would be compressed from a GNU kernel with Linux elements in it. Which is wrong.

But the FSF/OSS/ETC polite term is understood to be "GNU/Linux", I suppose.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 07:56 PM   #14
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What is Linux?
http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/l1/lesson1b.html
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:22 PM   #15
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Originally posted by trickykid
Please do not tell other members to go elsewhere to ask questions. We accept all members from every country from any native language, etc, we just ask they try their best to make it easy for others to read their posts and questions as this is mainly a English speaking site.

Stop the flaming debate on who is boss, etc or this thread will get closed. If you have nothing constructive to post or anything nice to say, don't post at all.


Yeah .. here after I'll be a good boy

"Boys will be boys"
 
  


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