Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Posted by aleksander
I really had to write an email (quoted below) to the author of this blog post regarding the old GNU/Linux vs Linux battle…
Just wanted to tell you that you are sooooo wrong in most of the things
you say… and that it is very very funny how you say you can remove all
GNU apps from several distros.
Did you remove GNU coreutils? Then how can you for example do a simple
“ls” in the command line?
Oh, and do you know what the “G” means in GNOME?
Glib? GTK+? All GNU packages.
And you’re part of an Ubuntu LoCo team —> What about Bazaar, widely
used in Ubuntu, as it is written by Canonical people… Also a GNU
Tell me now what you get if you remove all GNU packages from Ubuntu (if
theoretically possible). Including GLib, GTK+ (and of course all their
dependencies); including coreutils, bash, gdb, gcc… including the
glibc (GNU C library)!
Now what you will probably get?
Probably *nothing*. Even the Linux kernel depends on the glibc.
Now, next time, I would suggest you just read a little bit more and
understand what GNU means, before writing such wrong post.
Check which is the whole list of GNU packages here: