gnu.texi   [plain text]

@c Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c This is part of the GCC manual.
@c For copying conditions, see the file gcc.texi.

@node GNU Project
@unnumbered The GNU Project and GNU/Linux

The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like
operating system which is free software: the GNU system.  (GNU is a
recursive acronym for ``GNU's Not Unix''; it is pronounced
``guh-NEW''@.)  Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the
kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often
referred to as ``Linux'', they are more accurately called GNU/Linux

For more information, see:
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