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Re: GNU/Linux Naming


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 14:14:12 +0100

Noah Slater wrote:
[...]
> An operating system is the combination of the kernel, the c library,
> the shell and the core user space utilities. Nothing more, nothing
> less. This is specified and standardised in the POSIX specifications -
> which you have clearly not read or even familiarised your self with.
> 
> GNU provides the GNU C Library, GNU Bash and the GNU Core Utilities.
> 
> Linux provides the Linux kernel.
> 
> Without all of these components it is not an operating system
> according to POSIX.

POSIX is implemented (and implementation is even registered as UNIX 95
compliant) on IBM MVS (z/OS) operating system. That doesn't make MVS
(z/OS) any less of an operating system when you don't use or even
install its UNIX System Services components (POSIX layer). See the light
now, Noah?

regards,
alexander.

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