GNU/Linux is stupid.

Say GNU+Linux

+ means and
/ means or

wtf is the / for.

the / is why most people call it linux, because "foo/bar" means "foo or bar" but then, people think foo and bar are the same thing. and linux is easier to pronounce than GNU so people say linux

if you say GNU+Linux, people can see clearly that it's *2* different things side by side, so they're more likely to say GNU as a component of the core operating system that is GNU+Linux

reject /. embrace the +. + is life

@libreleah / is path separator. And means: GNU OS has Linux kernel inside, like file in directory

@termonoid yeah posix. it still doesn't really make sense, but then by posix logic, it'd be linux/gnu, because linux boots first (at bootloader stage) and then loads the GNU system

@libreleah that's how i see "GNU/Linux" and "GNU+Linux".

IMHO, the best solution is writing as absolute path - /GNU/Linux :D

@libreleah let's do this like democracy :D

Fediverse, it's time to choose one!

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@termonoid @libreleah i just say linux tbh because its easier to say and type B)

@termonoid @libreleah I am of the opinion that important non-GNU non-Linux software aren't being credited enough so I vote for `pacman -Q`
Or `dpkg -l`
Or `rpm -qa`


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