I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.

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 an operating system, but 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. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

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    hmm GPL.. never heard of it, but I think it's a specific sort of gay porn links promoted on 4chan.
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    @Fast-Nop You mean the mysterious hacker 4chan?

    Also, I reeeeally want to shame @Stallman for r/{the subreddit whose name I can't remember but means his account is new but his name is relevant to the current context}, but I must say, that was a good one to snag.
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    @tokumei yeah of course, the one who hacked the Linux kernel together in a 48h session and then invented Torvalds for the lulz.
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    So, is Hurd finally ready?
    (last changelog I saw was "we just grabbed the Linux ethernet drivers instead of writing them on our own" 😀
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    Also if you have a moment I'd like to talk to you about our Lord and savior Jesus Christ
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    My rant was about the confusion about "Linux" and nothing to do with Hurd.
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    Hurd is part of the gnu system 😛
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    Looks like RMS made himself a meme again.
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