Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated'

Jon VanAlten vanaltj-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Tue Sep 22 20:01:44 UTC 2009

Hi Darryl,

I should have known that semantics would matter on a list full of linux
nerds (I include myself, and mean that in the best possible way!)

So, wrt my poorly constructed paragraph:

s/kernel/Linux, the kernel,/

s/Linux as a whole/entire Linux-based OS distributions (to which Asay has
assigned the misnomer Linux in his blog entry's update)/



On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Darryl Moore <darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at> wrote:

> Hi Jon,
> Maybe I'm a purist, or simply thick, but the difference between Linux
> and the Linux kernel is exactly what?
> Jon VanAlten wrote:
> >
> > So yes, the kernel grows as new features are added.  But he did not
> > describe Linux as a whole as "huge and scary"; in fact, it appears that
> > Asay has paraphrased, while giving the incorrect impression that this
> > was a direct quote.
> >
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