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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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