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10563051 No.10563051 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What is the most scientific thing you can think of hardware wise? I would say a scanning electron microscope or hard drives

also, does she run linux?

>> No.10563110

no she runs mac

>> No.10563119

she said she only boots gentoo on it and is careful to call it GNU/linux

>> No.10563124


>> No.10563186

I'd say a space ship/probe/lander

>> No.10563440

A pencil.

>> No.10564075

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux,
is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux.
Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component
of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell
utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day,
without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU
which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are
not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a
part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system
that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run.
The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself;
it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is
normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system
is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux"
distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.10564761


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