Well this question is a long lasting question but a simple answer to this question is that the word LINUX doesn’t represent the whole operating system but it just describes a part of it [though a vital part] that is the kernel sub-system. most of the show that goes on over this kernel is through the GNU softwares and so the name GNU/LINUX in order to give proper credit to them also.

This is my humble request that those who favor me kindly start using the word GNU/LINUX instead of LINUX when talking about the whole operating system but use only and only LINUX when talking about the kernel.

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  1. Marita Roetzler

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