All Whole Complete History GNU Linux

Posted by: Lava Kafle

In response to this trend, Stallman, who believed in the principle that software has to be free always, founded the Free Software Foundation and in 1985, published the GNU Manifesto. This manifesto outlined his motivation for creating a free OS called GNU, which would be compatible with Unix. By the way, GNU is a recursive acronym for GNU is Not Unix. He along with a group of like minded programmers started work in developing the tools needed to make a complete OS – like an editor (Emacs), a C compiler (GCC), libraries and all associated generic Unix tools like cat,ls, chmod etc.

via The Complete Concise History of GNU/Linux | All about Linux.

All Whole Complete History GNU Linux was last modified: April 7th, 2010 by Lava Kafle

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  1. OpenAkashLinuxFan

    I am OpenAkashLinuxFan: thanks: we will try to go to your site for Linux history, and its manifestations because Linux is this:
    Gita says – “Vaasaansi jeenaani yathaa vihaay navaani grhnaati naroparaani; Tathaa shariraani vihaaya jeenaayanyaani sanyaati navaani dehi.” (Gita 2:22)

    “As a man discarding worn out clothes, puts on other new ones, likewise the
    embodied soul, casting off worn out bodies, enters into new ones.” (Gita 2:22)

    As I, the (Self) does not die by leaving older clothes and wearing new ones;
    I, the (Self) is not born by leaving older bodies. And I, the (Self) does not
    die by entering new ones. And I, the Self, is not born.

    The main point is that the body dies, but I (Self) do not die. If Self were
    to die, then who would reap the fruit of good and bad deeds? Who would enter
    new wombs? Who would be bound? Who could attain salvation?

    The body is perishable, no one can ever preserve it forever and our real Self
    is imperishable. No one can ever destroy it.

    “Avinaashi tu tadviddhi yen sarvamidam tatam
    Vinaashmavyayasyaasya ne kachricrutumarhati.” (Gita 2:17)

    “Know that to be imperishable by which this entire world is pervaded; for none can bring about destruction of the indestructible.” (Gita 2:17)

    An immortal will always remain immortal, and the perishable will always remain perishable. The perishable is not our real self. If we put on a shirt, will that shirt become our real Self? If we put on a shirt, will that shirt become our real Self? If we cover our body with a bed-sheet, will that bed-sheet become our real Self? Just as we are different from the clothes we wear, in the same manner, we are also different from the bodies. “Amar jeev mare so kaaya,” “The self is immortal while the physical body is perishable.” If we give importance to this discrimination, then the fear of death shall come to an end. When we do not die, then why the fear of death? And why the desire to keep alive, that which is always dying? Why?
    Our childhood passed away, we cannot bring our childhood back to show it, since it has died, but we (the self) have remained the same. Therefore the physical body is always perishable and I am one who am immortal, is there any doubt about it? Now the only thing which remains to be done is that we have to give importance and respect to this truth. We have to realize this truth. It is not to be merely learned.

  2. OpenAkash

    If you guys want to learn more about GNU/Linux and it’s history, better watch a documentary entitled “Revolution OS”. And is always there.. and if u want, you can subscribe yourself to mailing list, this is the community which promotes FOSS in nepal..

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