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Why do people go out of their way to call it GNU/Linux?
Can't they stop being an autist and call it GNU like a normal human being?
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>>52868561
What you're referring to as a Chair, is in fact, a LEG/Chair, or as I've recently taken to calling it, a Legs plus chair. A chair not an furniture unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning Legs system made useful by the LEGS core-materials, Reaction force utilities and vital gravitational system components comprising a full piece of furniture as defined by PP&LB.
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Agreed desu

Nobody calls Windows "NT" and nobody calls Mac OS "XNU". The "kernel is an operating system" argument is just a backwards rationalization for using the wrong name because everyone else does.
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>>52868561
Linux has stronger branding. The penguin is more recognizable than the stupid wildebeest. More people know what Linux is than what GNU is. It's too late.
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Because GNU is nothing more than bloat on top of the fully functional Linux operating system
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>>52868561
Actually, GNU is free as in freedom while GNU/Linux doesn't respect freedom.

But I like that you finally understand OP
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>>52868561
The chair should be Linux, GNU should be the legs. Linux doesn't need GNU to operate, it uses GNU as an additive. GNU needs Linux to operate though, or at least a kernel. The Hurd NEVEREVER.
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>take stool
>add back
>stool is now a chair

>take stool
>add back
>stool is still a stool

which is right?
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>>52868561
Do you say GEE EN YOU slash Linux?
Gnu is traditionally pronounced nuu/noo. Linux came before gnu.

So I simple call it New Linux. It can be wrong all day long but that won't stop me.
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>>52868561
Linus says you should just call it by the name of the distro, e.g. Arch, Gentoo, Debian
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>>52869809
>No shell
>No C compiler
>fully functioning
My sides

Also GNU project adopted Linux kernel now
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>>52869799
>marketing makes wrong things true
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>>52869941
>or as I've recently taken to calling it, stool + chair
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>>52869924
The kernel is the base of the OS, acting as the platform for the other programs to run on. It's perfectly analogous to the legs.
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>>52869972
>c compiler
this is not necessary to run a fully functionning operating system,
thanks for understanding
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oh my god who fucking cares
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>>52870023
What about libc?
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>>52870023
So can we call a group of firmwares an "OS"?
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>>52869978
it's marketing 101
what a fucking retard
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>>52869972
>clang
>ksh
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>>52870093
>there are non gnu alternatives of gnu so I'm not going to call gnu, "gnu".
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This is why I just tell people that I use Gnome.
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>>52870093
>>clang
>>ksh

>Linux

Lad...
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>>52870122
windows doesnt have this problem
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>>52870162
>Windows doesn't have a C compiler
Wow I knew winbabbies are tech illiterate but this is a whole new level

Why don't you just fuck off to /v/, manchild
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>>52868561
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>>52870217
>implying RMS has a Google+ account
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>>52870217
F A K E
A
K
E
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Why not accept what linus torvalds said:
¨i dont care how you call it as long as you use it¨
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>>52870256
This.
I've been calling it Gnu and will continue call it that.
/thread
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>>52870200
:Ddd
i mean you dont have 15 userlands and shells ans libcs for windows
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>>52870299
>Windows doesn't have the problem of freedom and choice
Wow isn't that great I don't even have to use my brain
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>>52870357
>yes,
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>>52870357
Because it is designed for soccer moms and indians. What did you expect?
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>>52870274
Same. GNU is the operating system. You all don't call Windows "Windows/NTOSKRNL.EXE", do you?
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>>52868561
>Why do people go out of their way to call it GNU/Linux?
no one does this outside /g

time to go and breathe some fresh air anon
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>>52870461
Simply false
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>>52870479
simply go suck a hairy dick
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>>52870485
Come up with that by yourself?
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>>52870500
no, i googled it
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>>52870540
>uses google
newfag confirmed
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>>52870540
>using a nonfree search engine
>using a search engine controlled by the illuminati
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>>52870564
i wore tin foil gloves dipshit
newer newfag confirmed

>>52870581
I AM the ullimanuti
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>>52870217
Fake
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>>52870630
announcing a report... bad style bro
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I am completely perplexed here, probably because of my inexperience.

What GNU project has adopted as its kernel is called linux-libre, a fork of linux. GNOME, GNU corelibs, a kernel, shell utils and other vital components are officially parts of GNU project.
Most people run GNU alongside Linux (which is a non-free kernel) and so I called them GNU/Linux instead of just GNU. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of a complete operating system, but mostly useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. Most of the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
I'd say most mainstream Linux based distributions are just GNUs non-free variant.

Also, some systems (i.e. Alpine, Xcore/Linux etc) is not GNU/Linux and I am fully aware of that.

Please excuse my lack of knowledge but please spoonfeed me if and where I am wrong
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>>52868561
I'm terribly sorry for interjecting another moment, but what I just told you is GNU/Linux is, in fact, just Linux, or as I've just now taken to calling it, Just. Linux. Linux apparently does happen to be a whole operating system unto itself and comprises a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Most computer users who run the entire Linux system every day already realize it. Through a peculiar turn of events, I was misled into calling the system "GNU/Linux", and until now, I was unaware that it is basically the Linux system, developed by the Linux project.

There really isn't a GNU/Linux, and I really wasn't using it; it is an extraneous misrepresentation of the system that's being used. Linux is the operating system: the entire system made useful by its included corelibs, shell utilities, and other vital system components. The kernel is already an integral part of the Linux operating system, never confined useless by itself; it functions coherently within the context of the complete Linux operating system. Linux is never used in combination with GNU accessories: the whole system is basically Linux without any GNU added, or Just.Linux. All the so-called "GNU/Linux" distributions are really distributions of Linux.
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Why do people go out of their way to call it GNU/Linux?
Can't they stop being an autist and call it SystemD like a normal human being?
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why did linus need the gcc compiler to make linux?
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Why do people go out of their way to call it GNU/Linux?
>Can't they stop being an autist and call it Xorg like a normal human being?
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>>52868561
Why is that a pic of Linus and not one of RMS
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>>52870649
Wew lad
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>>52871069
>>/sqt/
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>>52868561
>seat/legs
>this is what gnutards would have you say
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>>52871030
>>52871055
It's not a full OS, doesn't even have a kernel
>>52871115
Better than calling it legs
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>>52869978
Yes, that's exactly what it does.
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>>52869799
> it's true because everyone already thinks it is
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>>52868561
why would anyone legs if they didn't want to be chair?
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>>52871125
>GNUloglic here
>inb4 herp derp HURD
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>>52871147
No, it makes stupid people think they're true when they're not.
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>>52871177
Quit your memespeak and tell me what you mean
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People call it linux because ganoo is a stupid sounding name. That's the only reason. RMS is an autistic nerd and like all autistic nerds, he's entertained by retarded baby-talk.

ganoo foobar grep grub ganome gooboopoopooboobee

maldeveloped dorks name all their shit this way, and then normal people hear it and think "what, no that's fucking stupid I'm not going to say that. linux? yeah that sounds pretty cool".
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>>52871255
Normalfags do not use Linux. Also, GNU/Linux or even GNU is a proper name
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>>52869942

Are you fucking stupid m8? Richard Stallman said in his first fucking press release DO NOT CALL IT "NEW" as that was owned by someone else. It is pronounced GAH-NOO just like GAH-NOME.

I just say G-N-U though because idgaf about stallmans radics.
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>>52871200
GNU is just a userland, not a full blown OS.
it has the HURD project as a Linux kernel replacement, but is just a bug ridden unfinished thing as far as i know from reports.

so your statement does not only apply to Xorg or SystemD, but also to GNU.
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>>52871115
>seat

The seat is what you sit your fat ass on
the legs are what hold the seat up FOR your fat ass
Together they are called a chair (Not legs/seat)
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>>52868966
Underrated
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>>52871285
Okay then
See >>52870729
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>>52871279
It's not even normalfags, it's literally anybody who doesn't want to sound like a fucking idiot.

goobootoopoozooboogaboobaboobaboo

shut up
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>>52871315
You got to be above 18 to be here
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because they are retarded and swallowed RMS meme
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>>52871285
It has the Linux-libre kernel
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>>52871042
he didn't. It just happened to be the compiler he was using, and it stuck
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>>52871338
That figure is obsolete
Gnome, kernel (Linux-libre) are officially a part of GNU now.
Also
People prefer to say OSX instead of Darwin
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>>52871358
>I didn't have sex with this girl, her vagina happened to be near me so I went in
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>>52871332
I'm simply explaining the reason that the term linux took on, and GNU did not. Whether you believe me when I explain that the phoneme "oo" is not generally considered pleasant in the english language is between you and your autism.
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>>52871373
For somebody not using Gnome nor the linux-libre branch of the kernel, it's even more obsolete, but in the other direction.
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>>52871310
i just call it Linux. period.

Why? I acknowledge the use of GNU, but as i was referring earluer, i also use Xorg and wont call it Xorg/Linux.

calling it GNU/Linux, is just supporting people too proud of themselves. They need this for their ego, for whatever reason.
I mean Xorg devs never demanded to add it as prefix, because it is used as part of the OS. Think about that for a moment. Neither does any other software package on Linux. Ever heard that anyone said "i'm using sinit/Linux"?

GNU smell their own shit, but i won't support such arrogance, by calling an already established thing something else for their ego.

Also, comparing this to Win as *nobody calls it NT" is just nonsense. Win is Win, Linux is Linux.
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>>52871358
>it just happened to be the compiler he was using
>it just happened to be the license he was using
>it just happened to be the c library he was using
>it just happened to be the shell he was using
>it just happened to be the coreutils he was using
Yep, just a coincidence.
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>>52871418
>Prefix meme
No you missed his whole point.
Its GNU with its kernel replaced. He is decent enough to say GNU/Linux instead of GNU. GNU is a full operating system
>Win is Win, Linux is Linux.
You do realise how self-conflicting you are being, don't you?
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>>52871411
>when I explain that the phoneme "oo" is not generally considered pleasant in the english language
>your autism
Projecting much?
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>>52871444
It can be compiled with Clang.
The license doesn't put the writer of the license in charge.
It can run with other clibs.
It can run with other shells.
It can run with other coreutils.

Do you call a chair a "wood"?
"I sat on a very comfortable wood the other day"
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>>52871472
And all of the GNU utilities can be run with a different kernel. Nobody's arguing that the parts aren't interchangeable. And you have RMS to thank for the fact that they are freely interchangeable.
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>>52871469
so i should start referring GNU as linux-libre/GNU then.
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>>52871418
>>52871469
>>52871469
>Its GNU with its kernel replaced
Then by all means, start using the GNU kernel then.
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>>52871470
Whatever, dickface. GNU is both confusing to pronounce and sounds stupid, and that's why Linux is the name that stuck. People who are unhappy that Linus gets all the credit shouldn't blame Linus, they should blame Stallman for picking such a dorky name for his project.
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>>52871517
GNU has both Hurd and Linux-Libre. It really is a full operating system. Any counter arguments you have other than
>I'll just call it Linux because I feel familiar?
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>>52871519
It's not confusing to pronounce. It's one syllable ffs. There are people that don't know how to pronounce Linux either.
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>>52869978
See this it's a band-aid not an adhesive bandage. Get used to it.
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>>52871552
Lee Nucks
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>>52871561
Pretty sure it's still an adhesive bandage.
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>>52871513
If I refer to the architecture of a machine with a FreeBSD kernel, I call it FreeBSD, whether it is "vanilla" FreeBSD, Debian k*BSD, or PC-BSD.
If I run a machine with a Hurd kernel, I call it Hurd in that context, whether it be Debian Hurd, Arch Hurd, NixOS or Gentoo.
Why should I do differently with Linux?
Anyways, it will be quite possible that I'd rather call it "Debian" whether it has a FreeBSD, Debian, or Linux kernel, or probably Debian Linux (or equivalent). Same with Gentoo, FreeBSD, you get the story.
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>>52871514
Linux libre is GNU, like GNOME is
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>>52871580
No, it's a cloth, because the userland interface is cloth.
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>>52871601
already* GNU
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>>52871601
too late. I startet referring it that way, you can't stop me doing that.
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>>52871600
So you also call Windows "NT" and MacOS "XNU", correct? Those are the names of their kernels.
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>>52871629
No, I call them respectively "explorer.exe" and "cocoa".
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>>52870045
klibc
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>>52871624
So you ran out of arguments and using the "I am familiar to call X+Yas Y"

Too easy
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>>52871600
Do you call android, "linux" too?
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>>52871658
i'm using libre-linux/GNU locic there.
respect my freedom.
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>>52871662
I call it either Android or Linux depending on the context, but never Google/Linux
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>>52871552
There's nothing fucking natural in the english language about pronouncing "gn" as "gah nuh". There's a project called Gnome that isn't actually pronounced like the word gnome, and you're telling me that isn't fucking confusing?

Yeah, people mispronounce linux sometimes because english spelling is not phonetic. That's not even close to being the same as constructing an acronym that isn't pronounced like any word in the entire language.

Stallman called it GNU because he was a fucking MIT elitist dweeb. Now as a result of that elitism, his work is obscure. You reap what you sow.
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>>52869809
Agreed. Who needs bloatware like core utilities, gcc...
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>>52871681
>>52871662
or bionic/Linux
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>>52871671
No Linux-Libre is already GNU. There is no need to address a subset of the complete OS
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>>52871681
exactly.
I'm telling you to not call it gnu/linux
Just call it gnu.
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>>52871703
there is no need to obscure the "Lunux" name too.
Still people do that.

GNU is just a thing that runs atop Linux, so i'm still using Linux.
Get over it, lad.
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>>52871687
You mean cc, which can be clang or gcc among others, and core utilities which can be bionic, klibc, musl, or glibc among others
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>>52871686
It's pronounced pretty much the same as "grew" but with an n instead of r sound. It's really not that radical. There are plenty of brand names that don't make sense in English, including ones that are literally not English.
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>>52871714
Oh, then you have a bionic smartphone, I get it
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>>52871745
It's all bloatware. Userbase is for users, and users are dumb. Compilers too.
If you can't write bytcode you don't deserve to call yourself a programmer.
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>>52871739
Fucking god when will you realise GNU has a fork of linux kernel too, so linux is now GNU, a free fucking software holy shit, they are not different anymore
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>>52871759
No my smartphone runs windows software.
Does that mean you agree with my statement?
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>>52871783
<discussion ending in M-x-butterfly goes here>
<vim vs emacs discussion goes here>
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>>52871797
u mad, anon?
>implying i use the fork

just the real thing.
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>GNU software is fucked without a functional kernel
>Linux just works fine without GNU

I call it Linux.
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>>52871799
No, because I don't describe mine as running "bionic" nor "Google", just Android or Google.

Grow up and realize software doesn't come in magtapes anymore, and an operating system either means just the kernel or the full distribution, not just a list of packages
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>>52870021
in that case, a better analogue would be that Linux is both the legs and the seat, while GNU is the armrest. Linux can easily function without GNU (see Android) but GNU has no purpose without Linux.
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>>52871847
*just Android or Linux, depending on context. Brain fart there.
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>>52871818
So you use GNU/Linux and you hopefully realised GNU, by itself is a full OS
Like the Macfags or wincucks who don't say they are using NT or Darwin
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>>52869978
>4k TV
>actually it's not 4k
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>>52871868
i already acknowleged i'm using GNu. On top of Linux that is. As i do with Xorg, runit, xbps, openbox....
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>>52871884
Indeed. It was only one television, not four thousand of them. I was mildly disappointed on opening the box.
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I've just bought a Jeep without a motor.
To make the car work I've added a Ford motor I found for a bargain.

Is the car a "Jeep with a Ford motor" or a "Ford with a Jeep Chassis"?

http://strawpoll.me/6766023
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>>52871849
Linux cannot function without the software provided by gnu or atleast an alternative implementation of said software.
If you want to strip your system out of gnu software, then fine. call it whatever shit you want
But If you are using a distribution that is built on top of gnu utilities, you are using the gnu operating system.
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>>52871913
neither, it's just a jeep
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>>52871913
legally it's a custom jeep
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>>52871913
Jeep comes with motor, silly faggot
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>>52871913
What's the brand of the odometer?
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>>52871868
Windows is the only distribution of the NT kernel
Mac OSX is the only distribution of the Darwin kernel.

This means you should just use the distribution name as your OS name.
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>>52871925
you'll have to prefix every package'n name you use by folliwing that logic.
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>>52871925
>As of 2013, the GNU Hurd kernel has been in development for 23 years and no stable version has ever been released.

Ya nah, fuck of Stallman.
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Whats the GNU Hurd then? Bad legs of char or invalid carriage.
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>>52871991
psst, the new thing is a linux fork that they took so they can state that ganoo is a full OS.

i'll forg ever GNU part too and call it Linux. wait no.
I already call it Linux.
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>>52871962
I can list more GNU packages in a GNU/Linux system than any other developer.

The closest thing I can think of is xorg or whoever makes qt, but they are not installed on nearly all GNU/Linux systems.
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>>52871958
GNU or GNU/Linux is the common name for Arch, Parabola, Mint etc. Linux being open source, there are many OS based on this, so we needed a general name
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>>52872044
how about "Linux"?
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>>52872044
> open source
stallman_absolutely_disgusting.jpg
Free Software.
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>>52872040
it's still just software.
The kernel does the real work.
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>>52872073
I prefer Linux+GNU+aptitude+xorg+KDE+...
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>>52871962
uhh, no.
An OS is just a collection of the bare minimum software required to have a functioning system that allows you run other programs. "operate" if you will. which in unix-like systems like GNU, it translates to a shell, libc, kernel and their dependencies.
Your distribution may distribute Xorg as part of it's package for user friendlyness but doesn't mean Xorg is part of the actual os.

It just so happens that the kernel provided in gnu operating system is shit. so people swapped it with linux. other essential parts of the system is still provided by gnu. so you are still using the gnu operating system. except now with linux engine.
If you decide to swap out every gnu part out of your system, then you can call it whatever you want, because you are no longer running a gnu operating system.
but as long as you do. Its "GNU".
Meanwhile, RMS was a good guy and wanted linux to be acknowledged for it's contribution to gnu operating system, so he proposed the GNU/Linux name.
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>>52872073
How about GNU?
>>52872097
No, drivers do the real job
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>>52872103
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>>52872097
It's just people. The earth does the real work
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Whenever anyone says 'linux' I just assume they are only talking about the kernel.
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>>52872073
Linux is a name of a specific package, while GNU is the name of a group of softwares
So, no. GNU it is
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>>52871910
I think he means the 3840*2160 = 4k meme
3840 < 4000
we don't call 1920*1080 2k either, it's 1080p
2160p or 8MP would be more accurate
4k is 100% a marketing gag

like 7680*4320 apparently is enough for 8k and 15360*8640 will be enough to be called 16k
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>>52872097
People?
Just call it a brain.
The brain does all of the real work.
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>>52872122
Or a family of distributions using that kernel, despite using different userlands

>>52872139
>my joke
>whoosh
>your head
>your point
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>>52872103
epic
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>>52872109
well, like i said, i'm going the GNU way to fork everything and call it Lee Nucks then, like they did with linux-libre right?
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>>52872122
You know about 95%?
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>>52872103
> aptitude
install gentoo
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>>52872114
>>52872120
>>52872134
>>52872151
i should have posted
guaranteed replies.png hehehe

oh you linx-libre/GNUtards never change.
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>>52872151
no, the muscles do the real work, the brain just gives commands
>>52872158
Poes law
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>>52872158
'Android' or 'Alpine Linux' are not Linux, they use it.

You don't call an pilot an aeroplane.
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>>52872207
xD
Now fuck back to >>>/b/ if you cannot hold a proper conversion
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>>52872165
You have that right.
Stallman fought tooth and nail to give you that freedom.
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>>52872224
>an pilot
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>>52872224
but you do call it <pilots name>'s airplane, if he is flying it.
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>>52872224
They are linux distributions, and I don't call them bionic/linux or busybox/linux
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>>52872248
I also have the right to call my OS "Linux"
repect my freedom™
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ITT stupid people
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>>52872265
>'s
>'
no
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>>52868561
THIS
It's Windows, not NT/Windows. It's OSX, not Darwin/OSX. It's android, not Dalvik/Linux.
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>>52872267
Linux distributions.
Not Linux.
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What about Linux/GNU?
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>>52872287
ye's
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>>52872247
but bullying you linux-libre-GNUfags is way funnier than /b/ is.
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>>52872303
'n'o'
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>>52872296
Linux distributions or linuxes/linux/linuces/<plural of linux goes here>
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>>52872329
retard/retards/retardses
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>>52872300

It triggers rms because GNU comes after
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>>52872340
GNU/retard
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>>52870074
In embedded electronics it's pretty much this.
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>>52872283
whoops. nope. sorry
You can't name other people's work.
If you want to, fork it and then name your fork while maintaining a list of original coontributors and product name
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>>52872361
PCs are not actually micro-controllers
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>>52872430
Is Body/Brain proprietary shit?
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>>52872462
Absolutely, and it's even illegal to try to reverse-engineer it without a license.
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>>52872430
Look, a picture of a Heart/Brain!
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>>52872480
Where to get one? And what about instruments for reverse engineering. We need free alternative for that!
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>>52872462
>>52872480
>>52872503
see >>52871200
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>>52872420
see >>52872103

that's the proper way of naming it then.
xorg or wayland weren't forked by linux-libre/GNU, right?
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>>52872526
see >>52872109
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Why is it so hard for normlafags to understand GNU now has a Linux kernel?
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>>52872508
You can try to scavenge one from your local graveyard. I personally prefer not touching abandonware, though, since more often than not you can't get it running again anyway. In that case, just grab one off the street. Apply some chloroform to make sure it doesn't get damaged too much. Tooling can be improvised for the most part but I don't think there are open-source EMGs or MRIs.
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>>52872547
see >>52872283
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>>52872520
see:
>>52872103
>>52871847 >Grow up and realize software doesn't come in magtapes anymore, and an operating system either means just the kernel or the full distribution, not just a list of packages
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>>52872572
>memes
Oh, that.
See >>52870729
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>>52872597
see http://linux.topology.org/lingl.html
/thread
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>>52872571
Error. circular comment dependency detected.
Try disabling some USE flags and try again.
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>>52872640
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>>52872634
Outdated
If you call Linux an OS, then GNU already has Linux.
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>>52872103
i'd just like to interject for a moment, what you're referring to as Linux+GNU+aptitude+xorg+KDE is in fact Linux+GNU+aptitude+xorg+KDE+systemd, or as I've recently taken to calling it, systemd + some off its modules.
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>>52872712
I call it Hurd when it's running Hurd. If the distribution is relevant, I could call it Gentoo Hurd, Debian Hurd, or Arch Hurd.
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>>52868561
Because GNU just werks no matter what but if Linux doesn't work then nothing works. GNU was already mature and just needed a kernel, and most discussion went about Linux and what platforms it can support.

Imagine a company called Linux made chair legs and a company called GNU made the chair.
>linux legs don't support my carpet!
>linux legs slip on wet floor!
>linux legs break when I lean back!
>linux legs make my chair too high!
>linux legs make my chair wobble!
>meanwhile no one cares about GNU Chair.
>it is always comfy and it never breaks
>GNU Chair always comes with Linux legs
>No one talks about GNU but everybody talks about Linux
>People just start calling the whole chair Linux because that's where discussion is going.
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>>52872754
Welcome to this thread. Now see >>52870729
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>>52872754
Yeah, this is correct.
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>>52872109
>bare minimum software required to have a functioning system that allows you run other programs.

This bare minimum software as you just defined it includes literally all dependencies for any given program.
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>>52868561
Because that would be completely incorrect. All Linux distributions use Linux. Not all Linux distributions use GNU.
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>FSF logic
>if a program uses FSF licenses, they're part of GNU Project
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>>52870000
quadscheck
GNU/Linux on /g/
Linux in the real world.
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>>52874186
GNOME is proudly a part of GNU
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>>52874302
GNOME is an acronym for

GNU
Not
On
My
Entertainment-machine
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>>52874492
Acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. (Pronounced guh-nome.) GNOME is part of the GNU project and part of the free software, or open source, movement.
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>>52874580
>baiting this hard
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>>52874631
meant for >>52874492
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>>52874665
not really. i mean your post. not my own.
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>>52874696
Fuck, wrong thread.
Disregard this
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>>52868561
why dont they come up for a new name for the entire operating system that doesn't include linux or GNU in the title and is short and catchy.
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>>52874731
voting for haxx
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>>52869924
Hurd isn't actually the kernel.
It's a system of programs to give normal *nix userspace functionality and other super cool shit on top of GNU Mach.
Mach is the kernel, but conceptually any microkernel could be used with Hurd.
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>>52868966
Got 'em
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>>52871179
And most people are stupid anon
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>>52868561
You are but one fag amongst many. I haven't got the time to waste on your singular homosexuality.
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>>52875696
I agree with OP
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>>52872754
>chair
Chair is a full name for something complete. People are not just running GNU software as their full system. They might not have Gnome or even a fork of Gnome. They might be using SystemD which is very likely in many distributions. The whole thing is happening after GNU essential parts are added with other things. Using a metaphor where GNU is the whole product is flawed.

Distribution name is the chair. Debian is a chair, Arch is a chair. Fedora is a chair. Mint is a chair.

In monolithic kernels, the drivers are also inside the kernel. That means that everything that has something to do with making the software communicate with the hardware is already in the kernel. It would be more logical to call the system that runs programs with the name of your monolithic kernel.

However, I agree with >>52874731
It doesn't have to be "Linux" if there would be a replacement name. Distribution names are almost that already, but distributions don't differ that much from each other so they could be a common name for all of them. Too bad the most common one isn't using GNU software (Android). I usually just say Linux for the rest of them and Android for Android, since the rest of them are more like each other and Android is different.
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>>52868561
Agreed. Linux ftw.
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>>52877866
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>>52870250
>>52870638
Not false though.
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If the GNU fags in this thread would actually put their money where their assmouthfingers are, maybe Hurd wouldn't still be a complete joke.
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>>52871849
>>>52870021
>in that case, a better analogue would be that Linux is both the legs and the seat, while GNU is the armrest. Linux can easily function without GNU (see Android) but GNU has no purpose without Linux.

Then why is it called "android" and not just "linux", or at least "android/linux"?

Hint: because linux is just a kernel and android is the os.
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>>52870217
RMS BTFO
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>>52871255
obligatory
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>>52870217
It's 2016, update your fake bait.
GNU now has a Linux kernel. Everything Linux can GNU does it, while it is a more complete OS
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>>52871991
ayy
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>>52879988
>>52880139
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>>52880152
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>>52870729
>>52870997
pls post original pasta. I need to get mad again
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>>52868561
>call it GNU
Ganu?
Ganoo?
Ghanoo?
Ghnoo?
Geynew?
Galapagos?
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>>52880813
>He can't pronounce GNU
Get out
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>>52868561
Why do people go out of their way to call it Gay New Linux? Can't they stop being an autist and call it Gay like a normal human being?
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>>52880993
Epic (simply)
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>>52868966
keke
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>>52868561
shouldn't it be "Chair + Legs" in that case?

Your example is bad so I'm gonna have to call you a faggot OP
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>>52881719
No OP means Chair. Just GNU, not GNU/Linux
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>>52868561

Fortunately I'm ABSOULTELY PLEBEIAN, and thus I call my OS... Ubuntu. :D
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>>52869978

It's true the moment it fucking defines your entire organization, you fucking idiot.
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>>52868561
>mfw I run Linux with an all BSD userland
What now ganoofaggots?
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>>52880938

>GUYS WHY DONT YOU USE SUPERIOR LINUX LIKE ME?
>Alright, I'm new, can someone help me understand it a little?
>NO LOL WHY ARE YOU SUCH A RETARD?!!! LOLOLOL *smug anime face*
>Alright, well, I'll go use Windows/Mac OS X, they have the tools necessary for someone to pick it up and use it.

It's a wonder how you retards can't see past your self-depreciation long enough to realize that your autistic alienating attitudes discourages people from using GNU/Linux.

Then again, if more people used it you would just resent them because you're not special anymore for using an 'obscure' operating system.
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>>52883081
If I wanted to use an obscure operating system I wouldn't be using the most widely used one.
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>>52868561

Because freetards are genuinely autistic and retarded.

No seriously, whenever I end up looking something even remotely freetard related it feels like everyone is going out of their way to make simplistic retarded shit seem as complicated, dated and completely ass backwards as humanly possible. It's just baffling. It reminds me of those shallow individuals who try to hide their simplicity and lack of depth behind fancy misplaced terms and end up being saying a lot without actually saying anything.

The whole thing is pretty much Overcompensation: The Ideology.
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>>52883081
>on 4chan
>expecting a serious conversation

Are you for real?
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