Change Linux to GNU/Linux on the website

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hto
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Re: Change Linux to GNU/Linux on the website

Post by hto »

MacOS X, Linux, BSD flavors and other UNIX derivates …
Should ReactOS be called a Windows derivative?

Louigi Verona
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Re: Change Linux to GNU/Linux on the website

Post by Louigi Verona »

If it was written from scratch - then certainly not. GNU/Linux OS is certainly not a derivative of UNIX since it was fully written from scratch.

Ged
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Re: Change Linux to GNU/Linux on the website

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ThePhysicist wrote:We can probably agree that GNU/Linux is an OS (altough Ged might disagree on this)
You know me too well, am I really that predictable?? haha

greenie
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Re: Change Linux to GNU/Linux on the website

Post by greenie »

Louigi Verona wrote:If it was written from scratch - then certainly not. GNU/Linux OS is certainly not a derivative of UNIX since it was fully written from scratch.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/derivative

it says "based on other sources; not original"

The api is not completely original and based of Unix.

Wikipedia even says "It derives much of its basic design from principles established in Unix during the 1970s and 1980s."

Not sure why I said this. The arguments that Wikipedia is wrong or I'm using it out of context will no doubt be argued.

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