Is the operating system "Linux" or "GNU/Linux"? What do you call it, and why?
I call it "the reason why I drink", because I suck at getting it to do anything fancy.
By that logic, tigers should be called "X is Not Lions/Tigers".
dicks out for Harambe
I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
I lean to GNU/Linux lately because there are a lot of attempts these days to wipe the principles of the FSF out of the picture in favore of a mere "open source" view that's more palatable to corporate plunderers, the same sort who push for more "liberal" licences rather than GPL so that they can grab cheap source code and roll it into proprietary products. A Linux without the principles of GNU behind it and with increasing amounts of unfree software worming its way in is little more than a crappy third Windows/MacOS. Preserve Free Software's freedom.