On 2014-05-28, holden87 <email@example.com> wrote:
The link is terrible. Dedoimedo’s take on many things (including his openSUSE reviews) are often superficial,
inconsistent, and inaccurate. I’ll list just a few of the many inaccuracies from that link here.
`What is Linux? Linux is an operating system, very much like Windows.’
Incorrect. Linux is a kernel, Windows is an operating system.
`It came to life in 1991, by merging the Linux kernel developed by Linus Torvalds, with the GNU set of programs and
applications. Because of this, Linux is sometimes referred to as GNU/Linux.’
Incorrect. GNU is an operating system that often adopts Linux as the kernel: the combination is called GNU/Linux - but
this is often shortened, much to the FSF’s frustration, to just `Linux’.
`Your router, your TV, your fridge, they all run Linux underneath.’
Incorrect. My £20 fridge doesn’t run on Linux.
`Linux distribution is a unique set containing: kernel, one or more desktop environments, and an application bundle.’
Incorrect. A GNU/Linux distribution is composed of a Linux kernel + GNU OS + package manager + applications +/- DE(s).
A distribution doesn’t have to have DE.
`You also have openSUSE, which is a product of Novell.’
This is news to me.
`Likewise, there is Fedora, a product of RedHat,’
This is also news to me.
`The big difference between most distributions is in which desktop environment they choose to use, and the application set.’
… and of course the differences are nothing to do with their package managers…
`It is maintained on kernel.org, and the changes in it are governed by a large body of professionals, most of which are
employed by large Linux companies, with the ultimate veto vote in the hands of the Linux founder, Linux Torvalds.’
Anyone heard of Linux Torvalds?..