Comment: By Linux I Should Really Say GNU/Linux According To Stallman

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By Linux I Should Really Say GNU/Linux According To Stallman

If you want to get into the Richard Stallman debate then take a look here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy. But in my opinion, contrary to the what Mr. Stallman would have liked, Linux won the naming war not GNU/Linux.

Bottom line is GNU is much more hardcore definition of freedom. But for people new to Linux (GNU/Linux if you will), it has been good for branding to include things such as Android (hardly Linux) and Ubuntu variants (which include optional non-free software).

Linux is still free, just some freer than others. Many people still want to interact with the various Microsoft and other closed source providers, especially in the business world. You can choose the level of freedom that is right for you.