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    what do you think of this statement

    while distro hopping i was visting a BSD forum asking about it...i saw someone signature that said

    Linux is not UNIX! Face it! It is not an insult. It is fact: GNU is a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not UNIX”.
    what do you think about that?

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    Wait, does this mean that LAME ain't an mp3 encoder as well? I'm confused.
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    I thought that was refering to the license, not that it isn't Unix. And Linux is refered to as "unix-like", not "unix-based", mainly because it costs money to have your OS refered to as unix-based.
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    Linux isn't UNIX because it's not certified UNIX.
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    Re: what do you think of this statement

    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    Wait, does this mean that LAME ain't an mp3 encoder as well? I'm confused.
    WINE means WINE is not an emulator...

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    Re: what do you think of this statement

    Quote Originally Posted by smartboyathome View Post
    I thought that was refering to the license, not that it isn't Unix. And Linux is refered to as "unix-like", not "unix-based", mainly because it costs money to have your OS refered to as unix-based.
    Well, no. FreeBSD is certainly Unix-based, even if it isn't certified. The bottom line is that Linux isn't Unix because Unix isn't a kernel. GNU's Not Unix because RMS likes recursive acronyms and wanted to emphasize the fact that no code was shared.

    That said, your average GNU/Linux distro is for all intents and purposes a Unix implementation, and anyone saying otherwise is just being a pain.
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    Re: what do you think of this statement

    Linux
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    Not
    Uni
    X

    See? I know, p_quarles just explained, but I felt like typing out an acroynm.

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    Re: what do you think of this statement

    Quote Originally Posted by voteforpedro36 View Post
    Linux
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    Not
    Uni
    X

    See? I know, p_quarles just explained, but I felt like typing out an acroynm.
    Actually it was named Linux because the creator is Linus Torvalds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yownanymous View Post
    Actually it was named Linux because the creator is Linus Torvalds...
    And because he was probably influenced by Minix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi_hendrix View Post
    WINE means WINE is not an emulator...
    And it isn't. In a technical sense, it's closer to virtualization...

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