[Nottingham] NLUG: What's in a name?

Joshua Lock incandescant at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 23:55:47 UTC 2011

On 9 June 2011 16:27, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> One interesting aspect...
> GNU (the OS) can run on other kernels other than the Linux kernel.
> Conversely, is there any other OS (other than GNU) running on the Linux kernel?


Of course it depends on what you define as GNU and OS. If by GNU you
mean anything built with GCC, then likely not - as Linux (the kernel)
uses several GNU C extensions.

However is a minimal system with the Linux kernel + Busybox GNU Linux?
If not then I imagine you can find many non-GNU OS's running atop

Joshua Lock

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