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The GNU Operating system - Free Software Foundation

posted Feb 14, 2012, 11:35 PM by Anantha Narayan   [ updated Feb 14, 2012, 11:35 PM by Anantha Narayan ]

The GNU Operating system - Free Software Foundation

gnu The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel called Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as "Linux", they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems.

GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix"; it is pronounced guh-noo, approximately like canoe.

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