[Gllug] bash-tips, learning styles and lofty pursuits

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 20 13:50:01 UTC 2010

On 20 April 2010 02:57, David Damerell <damerell at chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> On Monday, 19 Apr 2010, - Tethys wrote:
>>Well no. If we're being pedantic (and I am), OS X *is* Unix. Linux,
>>however, is not.
> Pedantry does not enable one to insist that a word only means what it
> does in a specific context. This is just the "ha, ha, organic food,
> you could hardly have inorganic food" quibble with a different hat on.
> Linux isn't UNIX (R) but it is Unix in the sense the word was being
> used; more so than Mac OS X is.

GNU's Not Unix

Or, as RMS would insist, GNU/Linux's Not Unix

(heads off sharpish to underground server room and barricades door behind him)
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