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From: JEDIDIAH on 28 Jun 2010 18:22
On 2010-06-28, Aragorn <aragorn(a)chatfactory.invalid> wrote:
> On Monday 28 June 2010 16:25 in alt.os.linux, somebody identifying as
> JEDIDIAH wrote...
>> On 2010-06-28, Aragorn <aragorn(a)chatfactory.invalid> wrote:
>>> On Sunday 27 June 2010 23:13 in alt.os.linux, somebody identifying as
>>> TJ wrote...
>>>> On 06/27/2010 12:23 PM, Aragorn wrote:
>>> If you break that down into the Linux kernel and the GNU userland
>>> portion, then Linux itself started off as a hobby/study project that
>>> quickly grew far beyond its original objectives, and the GNU
>> Nope. It was always intended to satisfy the desktop use case
>> aspects of the person that created it. The idea that Linux was never
>> intended to be a desktop OS is a bit revisionist.
> No, it isn't, because it wasn't. However, UNIX systems have for a long
Linus built Linux as his personal computing OS, period.
He did this because he found MS-DOS lacking, he found Minix lacking
and because his history in computing made him accustomed to building his
The idea that Linux was never intended as an "end users" system is
false. It was created for that purpose. It was adopted by people early
on for that purpose.
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