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SwiftOnSecurity Jan 18
What you are referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/‘Windows Subsystem for Linux’, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Windows. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system.
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SwiftOnSecurity Jan 18
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Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system.
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SwiftOnSecurity Jan 18
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There really is a Linux, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself.
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SwiftOnSecurity Jan 18
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Linux can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU.
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SwiftOnSecurity
Windows Subsystem for Linux is not a port of Linux – it reimplements syscalls used by Linux-compatible applications, but under the NT kernel. In this way, we see that Windows 10 completely refutes the idea that the Linux kernel is what defines GNU/Linux systems. GNU is the core.
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