Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated'
darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at public.gmane.org
Tue Sep 22 20:16:40 UTC 2009
Sorry Jon I didn't RTFA. Does the blog refer to Linux in terms of a
distribution or in terms of a kernel?
The general impression I got from the posts, and the specific impression
I got from Christopher's email is that we were only talking about the
That's the only reason I was splitting semantic hairs.
Jon VanAlten wrote:
> 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 public.gmane.org
> <mailto:darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at public.gmane.org>> 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
> > Asay has paraphrased, while giving the incorrect impression that this
> > was a direct quote.
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