I have seen a lot of info online about GNU and Linux, and this tends to be a slightly controversial topic around these parts with some people referring to a distribution as simply Linux vs some people adamantly describing it as GNU/Linux. I understand that Linux is the Kernal. What part does GNU actually play into a popular distribution like Fedora or Ubuntu and why do some people insist on GNU/Linux vs Linux? Aside from the GPL and some tools the OS uses, where does GNU fit into the whole Linux ecosystem?submitted by /u/YourBrainOnJazz
FreeBSD 11.0 continues to ship the LLVM Clang compiler by default (v3.8) while GCC is available via ports and pkg. For this benchmarking, I compared the Clang 3.8 performance to GCC 6.1, GCC 5.4, GCC 4.8.5m and GCC 4.6.4 as obtained via FreeBSD pkg. All of the tests were done on the same system and no other changes were made to the FreeBSD installation between switching out the used compiler.
I just installed Arch. I had internet during the installation and had no problems. After the installation, XFCE boot and all is working except wifi connection ...
I installed netctl with "wifi-menu", I try to connect to my wifi but I have this message :
• Job for netctl@wlp3s0\x2dSFR\x28ba3.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
• See "systemctl status "netctl@wlp3s0\x2dSFR\x2d8ba3.service"" and "journalctl-xe" for details.
Is somebody able to help me ?
Thank you per advance !
Jazsubmitted by /u/JazOP
Android uses the Linux kernel, but does it use any bits from GNU? This would affect the way could classify Android.
If we define GNU/Linux (kernel) = Linux (OS), we can call pretty much every distribution Linux and this is the way people commonly use this word. So if Android has GNU+Linux (kernel) we can actually call it Linux (OS). However, if it has <isert_something>+Linux, we cannot call it Linux (Remember how we just defined Linux). It just has the Linux kernel, but not the other stuff that people normally speak of when referring to Linux (OS). Therefore, the real question is: is Android Linux (as in the OS sense, not kernel sense).submitted by /u/punaisetpimpulat
Linux's longevity is a testament to the open source community as a whole, and not just one man, such as Linus Torvalds.