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    SubjectRe: Linux isn't an operating system
    I would expect that most of the people who speak of "the Linux
    operating system" think of this as just a minor lack of precision.

    But aside from being unfair (which by itself would not be worth
    fussing about), it also tends to split the community and thus
    discourage communication and cooperation. When the people who use
    what is essentially the GNU system think of themselves as "Linux
    users", and not as "GNU users", often they don't see a reason
    cooperate with the people who maintain the GNU software. This leads
    to version-skew and unnecessary incompatibility.

    One way to help unify the community, and gently encourage more
    cooperation, is to use the term "Linux-based GNU system" to
    describe these systems more accurately.

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