Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever
Linux isn't an OS, or a company, it's just a kernel.
besides, the user has much much much more control over their machine with GNU/Linux than anyone else would with Windows.
If you wonder why any linux based os will never be popular it is this comment right there.
You are so hungry to correct someone that you completely miss the point of the sentence. Instead of helping make the world a better place, your inner control freak has to come out and say "you are wrong!!!".
We see this in other places in linux. "if you can not use terminal, you do not deserve to use linux." "if you don't know how to write basic scripts, you do not deserve to use this os".
All of those comment make a huge leap in logic that makes you smarter then someone else and offering something that is completely useless, and worst completely wrong, is what will always make linux something only for computer geeks. Anyone that does not meet the basic geek knowledge base will be subject to geek scorn and taunting.
Now I got that rant out of the way. I am going to prove you wrong.
Who gets to decide what linux is? Well the people who actually created it. What do they have to say?
"What is Linux? Linux is, in simplest terms, an operating system. It is the software on a computer that enables applications and the computer operator to access the devices on the computer to perform desired functions."
Now continue reading, notice that your magical word kernel only appears twice in the whole definition?
"Over 1,000 developers, from at least 100 different companies, contribute to every kernel release. In the past two years alone, over 3,200 developers from 200 companies have contributed to the kernel--which is just one small piece of a Linux distribution."
Notice the that the kernel...is just one SMALL piece of a linux distribution. Not the whole thing, not a large part, not one half, but just a small part.