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In addition to vonbrand's answer, let's not forget a major contribution to the GNU/Linux OS is that a lot of the GNU stuff was already there, already functional as a whole ecosystem and freely available under an open source license when the Linux (kernel) project started. One should not forget either what the original GNU project goal was, i.e. building a ...


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The most important parts are the GCC compiler, glibc C library, the coreutils and binutils basic Unix tools, and probably the bash shell and the Gnome desktop environment (if you use those). Just source line count doesn't take the relative importance into account. If you take e.g. Debian's or Fedora's full software selection, most people don't even install ...



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