OK guy's Point taken. I can be wrong.... It happens. Got it Folks.... On 11/10/11, François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx> wrote: > Le 10/11/2011 16:39, Jerry Babione a écrit : >> On 11/10/11, Paul Davey <plmdvy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> <snip> >>> >>> >>>> NOW IS THE TIME for an OS with all the tools ( SIMPLE to USE Tools) to >>>> step up. I despise Ubuntu 11.04 because of the slick approach to the >>>> consumer. Windows 8 will have its sales reguardless of my >>>> preferences. Haiku can be one of the best Linux systems ever fielded >>>> if we can get our act together. >>>> >>> >>> Haiku is not a Linux system. >>> >>> <snip> >>> >>> >> Read a little further, While Haiku is based on BeOS the kernal is >> basic linux. Get Over it. I've imported apps for GNU, Debian, and >> Others that run beautifully, The users I can get to go this way I >> will. >> >> <snip> > > 1) Haiku is not Linux: it doesn't use Linux (which is just the kernel). > > 2) Haiku is not GNU: it has the GNU tools but it's not what is most > visible and used by people. > If you want to please RMS, "just call your kernel Limerick and your OS > GNU/Limerick then" as he said. > But again Haiku is not defined just by the GNU tools and a kernel. > > 3) Haiku is not a GNU/Linux distribution: cf. 1 & 2. > > 4) Haiku is not Unix: it doesn't try to be compatible with *nix. Just > enough POSIX to port things. > > Haiku is an OS in its own rights. > > There are many *nix software ported to Windows with Cygwin and MingW, > yet noone tries to speak of Windows as a Unix or Linux distro. > > François. > > -- Jerry Babione Founder-Just Plain Folks Org. Inc.