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"GNU" in the GNU/Linux name doesn't nescessarily mean GNU software!

GNU + Linux + X11/Wayland + many other components make up a good, libre OS that puts the user in control. Linux is a cool name but doesn't signify 'freedom' or the original goal behind the hacker ecosystem.

What each word implies

  • GNU = Software licensed under a (libre license)
  • Linux = The core of the OS (kernel)
  • UNIX = Proprietary (non-freedom giving) software

UNIX was a popular proprietary OS back in the day and today it implies proprietary software incarnate in the form of Windows/MacOS or standalone cross device apps/addons.

So what's GNU? - GNU's Not UNIX :P, GNU's not proprietary software.