[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel
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
>>>>> you are doing the Gnu dance with the rest of us :-)
>>>> Yeah but the name "Linux" refers, technically, to only the
>>>> The rest of the OS...even the friggin' C libraries...are GNU. The
>>>> are a whole operating system, that happen to use the GNU C compiler.
>>>> That's far from penny/pound logic, sweetcakes. ;)
>>> Maybe so, but if you are uding the Gnu compiler to compile your
>> ...that doesn't make those programs GNU.
> 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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