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Re: Thrash Theory

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Thrash Theory
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 18:18:09 +0200 (CEST)

   1. Many years ago, before a really user friendly GUI appeared, the
   Programmer and user were fused into one entity. You needed programming
   knowledge to be able to use a computer.
   2. With the advent of the GUI, it became possible for people with no
   programming knowledge to wield the power of the computer.
   3. UNIX which was running most of the previous generation PCs, suddenly
   found itself sidelined.
   4. Programmers of UNIX (which was a true OS product) suddenly found
   themselves brought down from their pedestal.
   5. The only way they could climb back is by bringing programming back
   into the user's experience.
   6. The result is Linux.

The result is GNU.  Linux is the kernel that people use with the GNU
system.  If you call the system "Linux", that gives the system's
principal developers none of the credit.  Would you please give us
equal mention by calling the system "GNU/Linux"?

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