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bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Sat Aug 25 23:46:05 BST 2018

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 07:01:43 -0400 Ineiev <ineiev at gnu.org> wrote:

if you were suggesting that "Arch GNU/Linux" or "ArchLinux GNU/Linux"
would be better? - "Arch GNU/Linux" may appear to be more correct but
it is in fact no less of a misnomer than "Arch Linux" - "ArchLinux
GNU/Linux" may look incorrect or contradictory but is actually more

if you prefer the former then you are assuming that the name of the
operating system is "Arch" and it claims to be a kind of "Linux" - the
latter indicates that the formal name of the operating system is
"ArchLinux" without claiming to be any kind of anything - so that
"ArchGNU/Linux" would be an inappropriate mutation of the formal name;
but appending "GNU/Linux" to that indicates the type of thing that this
thing with the name: "ArchLinux" actually is - if you are still not
convinced, there is an entire wiki article on this very topic[1] that
should be more illuminating

[1]: https://wiki.parabola.nu/The_ArchLinux_Misnomer

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