First FOSS OS?
Posted Mar 20, 2007 5:01 UTC (Tue) by bronson
In reply to: First FOSS OS?
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
> The first FOSS OS was GNU+Linux.
I think a few members of the Homebrew Computer Club would disagree with you on this one. FOSS OSes existed more than a decade before Linus put his kernel source up for FTP.
You keep using the term "GNU+Linux." Has any distro ever actually called itself this? "GNU/Linux" was not used until 1994, pretty late in the game.
Frankly, anonymous1, people were tired of the GNU/Whatever PR campaign in 1996. It's been over a decade and the term just hasn't caught on. Do you suppose you'll still be making an issue of this in 2017? Just wondering. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.misc/msg/778...
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