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What's the difference between Linux and GNU/Linux?
User: kmaclean
Date: 1/1/2010 10:42 pm
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Linux is the kernel of a GNU/Linux operating system, it does not include all the other software needed to create an operating system.

Linux is not an operating system.  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.

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