[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 20 17:02:27 CDT 2003

On Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 05:55 PM, Linc Fessenden wrote:
>>>>> In for a penny, in for a pound.. Once you are using the Gnu C
>>>>> compiler
>>>>> -
>>>>> you are doing the Gnu dance with the rest of us :-)
>>>>    Yeah but the name "Linux" refers, technically, to only the 
>>>> kernel.
>>>> The rest of the OS...even the friggin' C libraries...are GNU.  The
>>>> BSDs
>>>> are a whole operating system, that happen to use the GNU C compiler.
>>>> That's far from penny/pound logic, sweetcakes. ;)
>>>>         -Dave
>>> Maybe so, but if you are uding the Gnu compiler to compile your
>>> programs...
>>    ...that doesn't make those programs GNU.
>>       -Dave
> No, but it makes them nothing without it.

   Well, it means they'd have to go back to pcc. ;)  The fact that GNU's 
compiler is used to generate the binaries does not make it a GNU 
product.  To follow your logic to the next level, running NetBSD on a 
SPARC processor makes it a Sun product, or placing that machine on a 
floor which I washed with Mop-n-Glo would make it a Johnson Wax product.


Dave McGuire           "She's a cheek pincher.  I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL                          -Gary Nichols

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