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Re: Emacs on Ubuntu advice

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Emacs on Ubuntu advice
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:36:45 -0400
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On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 23:28:20 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Yes, that is a more technically-accurate name. Mike Gerwitz goes into this
> issue at more length here:
> Gerwitz M. GNU/kWindows. 2016-04-06. 
> https://mikegerwitz.com/2016/04/GNU-kWindows
> where he calls it "GNU/kWindows", a name that is shorter and easier to
> remember. I suppose another possibility might be "GNU/WSL", though this
> relies on people knowing what "WSL" stands for. All these names are more
> accurate than "Windows Subsystem for GNU/Linux" would be.

rms came up with the name; I wrote that article with his input.  He
chose the name for clarity's sake; I can't say whether something else
may or may not be more appropriate.

If another term does happen to be more appropriate (and rms agrees),
I'll change it in the article.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
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