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The Impact of Ubuntu

Dec 29, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])

Masuran.org: Linux is Not an Operating System

"This is a blog reply to the post made by Alex on his blog The tech and other cents. Alex has written a post on the fact that more and more the media are referring to Ubuntu and not to Linux in general. While I can understand Alex's fear that this may lead to the larger public forgetting about other Linux distributions, I don't quite agree with his opinion. I've often discussed about this topic with (tech savy) friends and I always stick to my point that Linux is not an operating system..."

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NewsVine: You Use Ubuntu, Not Linux

"PROBLEM: You keep raving on about the greatness of that mysterious alternative operating system called 'Linux', motivating someone to find out more. That someone Googles 'linux', ends up at linux.org, clicks 'Download' and is then presented with an expansive text beginning with:

Linux, together with a set of GNU programs, is an operating system. That is, Linux is not a single program or a suite of tools. Most 'versions' of Linux, known as 'distributions,' are available to download free of charge.
...and doesn't know what to do..."

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