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SubjectRe: Linux isn't an operating system
Richard Stallman (rms@gnu.ai.mit.edu) wrote:
: on NASA TV last week indicate that computers running under the Linux
: operating system are being used on STS-75. Linux is powerful 32-bit
: multiuser, multitasking operating system similar to Unix in many ways
: except cost and licensing....
:
: Linux was designed a few short years ago by Linus Torvalds, a graduate...
:
: This article makes a common mistake: confusing the whole operating
: system with the kernel. Linus Torvalds wrote the kernel, Linux. A
: whole operating systems consists of Linux and many other programs,
: which were written by a great many people.

At least they did better than Reuters, who messed up completely with
the following:

> Caldera's system is developed in Linux, a programming language created
> by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki in the early 1990s that can be downloaded
> for free and which requires further developers to make source codes
> based on it available.

The rest of their Wabi-on-Linux story is on
http://www.yahoo.com/headlines/960305/compute/stories/sun_1.html
and the real press release is somewhere near http://www.caldera.com/

--
Erik Corry ehcorry@inet.uni-c.dk http://inet.uni-c.dk/~ehcorry/


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