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I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/LInux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
Took you long enough to interject.
 
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Took you long enough to interject.
I do the same thing when I pass by someone with my car...always explain the horsepower transfer to ground ratio to the other driver by yelling through the window.
 
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I do the same thing when I pass by someone with my car...always explain the horsepower transfer to ground ratio to the other driver by yelling through the window.
While also complaining about not having a Seven Kingdoms army?

OpenMandrive has a dedicated Zen optimized build now, if anyone wants that extra bit of performance.
 

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I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/LInux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
I think nobody outside the FSF would agree with that.
Linux is an OS kernel. Distributions bundle it with a lot of software from GNU, but that's about all GNU and Linux have in common.
Also, there is no such thing as "GNU system". There's an OS made by GNU, but not even that is GNU/Linux, because it runs either on the Linux kernel (a fork actually, because Linux is not good enough for FSF zealots) or Hurd.
 
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I think nobody outside the FSF would agree with that.
Linux is an OS kernel. Distributions bundle it with a lot of software from GNU, but that's about all GNU and Linux have in common.
Also, there is no such thing as "GNU system". There's an OS made by GNU, but not even that is GNU/Linux, because it runs either on the Linux kernel (a fork actually, because Linux is not good enough for FSF zealots) or Hurd.
I was being fascetious...
 

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I was being fascetious...
Yeah, well, Internet forums don't convey that very well. Especially when you do it in so many words ;)
 
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I feel mean.
@AsRock, May I suggest elementry OS for a very polished out of box experience.
It is Based on Ububtu (debian) and has most of the stuff you would want to install on a laptop pre-installed.
Being Ubunbtu based It has apt package manager and any documentation/guides you find concerning Ubuntu distro`s will likely work.

https://elementary.io/

It is free, Just hit buy it and opt to pay whatever, If that is nothing so be it
 
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I think we need home alone...either a movie rerun or a linux distro...
 

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In my defence, It is a rather obscure meme one would not have encountered if they had no knowledge of FOSS.
 
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In my defence, It is a rather obscure meme one would not have encountered if they had no knowledge of FOSS.
that's a new one
 

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In my defence, It is a rather obscure meme one would not have encountered if they had no knowledge of FOSS.
But I do have some knowledge of FOSS (see how quickly I set things straight about GNU and Linux?) and I still didn't know about this ;)
 
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I'm using Sparky Linux stable which is based on debian and has a ton of speed tweaks. I use it on my Lenovo G780 that has a new mobo that cant be updated to improve the video. I can recommend it for the speed as I need it to even be able to use the pc.
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Now im using Netrunner Blackbird which is Debian KDE and wow, its nice the sound is stable. I enabled the other repositories to get updates.
 
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