Linux is not considered an Operating System

+2 Ben   · October 25, 2014
In the forums, I suggest you fix the part that says 
"Linux is a free and open source software operating system for computers."

For, it is not an operating system.
A lot of people get it mixed up, but it's not. 

Linux is a kernel. There's a HUGE difference. 
There's linux-based operating systems, but Linux itself is not an operating system.

For more information, refer to: 
http://www.tech-no-media.com/2009/07/linux-is-not-operating-system.html

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+1 Ibrahim Tuzlak · October 25, 2014
True, Linux is not an OS. It's a kernel.
GNU + Linux , however, is an Operating system.

Reading the article you posted above, .. the author didn't mention this, and that is a HUGE thing not to do.

In the forums, I suggest you fix the part that says

"Linux is a free and open source software operating system for computers."


So, instead of changing the description, the only thing that should be fixed is replacing "Linux" with "GNU/Linux".
0 Jayanth Varma B · November 16, 2014
Well you guys are correct for most part. But that's not entirely correct. gnu was the first foundation to support linux but it's not the only one. kde, xfce, lxde and the latest enlightenment are also supporters. gnu's gnome is most popular and widely used. most people also use other desktop environments and tools(softwares). And don't forget the android which also uses linux kernel but not gnome. So it would be good to call it "linux based operating systems and firmwares" to make the topic more broad.

Or "unix based" is also somewhat correct i guess

i may not be correct entirely, but that's my opinion.
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