The Impact of Ubuntu
Dec 29, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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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..."
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..."