[conspire] Generic Linux?

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Sat Jun 12 00:03:27 PDT 2010

And back to the original topic...

> Is Linux generic?

Perhaps the most generic Linux OS is Linux From Scratch, which is
where you build the kernel and then the various libraries and shells
from source, yourself, manually.  A learning experience.  But of
course many of the tools to do so are not actually Linux, i.e. not
part of the kernel code that Linux Torvalds controls.

So what do you choose to call the product?  Linux?  GNU/Linux?  Some
longer string with a lot more slashes that identifies all the
contributors?  If you are running a GUI, you really ought to have MIT,
XFree86, and Xorg in there too.


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