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Daniel Einars

Could I define Android as running Linux? Yes. If it runs the Linux kernel it's a Linux machine. What diese would it be?

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Jaden Concord

What about if you run the Linux kernel on Windows? Or you swap the Linux kernel for a BSD kernel in an Linux operating system? This is why officially, you would say GNU Linux and not just Linux. GNU tools are a part of the GNU Linux package otherwise Linux would just mean a boring free kernel made by some Sweden college student. It’s also the ecosystem and other things that make it GNU Linux.

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Carl-Erik Kopseng

Finnish. Linus Torvalds is a Finn from Finland. But yeah, GNU/Linux.

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Alex Georgiev Author

May I ask if Linus Torvalds is being recognized (in Finland) as one of the people that have made Finland popular? Accept my apologies if you're not Finn the same as Linus.

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Carl-Erik Kopseng

No idea. I'm Norwegian :)