Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 21st Aug 2008 23:44 UTC
Linux "Where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?". Pingdom has taken a stab at answering this question using the Google Insights for Search. Read on for our observations on the results.
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RE[2]: States - the kernel or specific distributions?
by jabbotts on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 12:39 UTC in reply to "RE: States"
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

It's a common confusion mostly premoted by the other fan camps who benefit from causing confusion but "Linux" is only the kernel, each distribution is a similar but different OS (using OS to mean kernel and userspace combination). If you stick to naming distributions it makes much more sense; like refering to cars by make and model instead of calling them all "cylindars".

I don't remember my history accurately enough to state if Linus was in university in the US or Finland when he started on the kernel. I just know that without GNU doing it's thing outside in leaving the kernel to last and Linus doing his thing inside out leaving the user-space until last; neither would have progressed very quickly.

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tweakedenigma Member since:
2006-12-27

He was in Finland, Just finished reading his Bio.

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