What do you prefer calling a distro GNU/Linux or simply linux?
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I would call it Linux.. not for any other reason than its easier... I appreciate GNU and the fact that Linux wouldn't exist without it.. but its an extra few syllables i cant be bothered with.

I'm from Northern Ireland and their is a town that one side calls "Derry" and the other side calls "Londonderry". I personally call it Derry, purely because i cant be bothered saying the London part.. The person listening knows what i mean. So I feel its unnecessary.

I like to go all nerdy and pretend its like the "hidden bit" in floating point representation. we all know its there, so don't need to worry about mentioning it.
 
Same reason why i don't call it Linux/Gnu/X.org/Gnome... cause it's easier.
 
The name of the kernel must be : kLinux
Like debian/kFreebsd

or

The OS must be call GNU/Linux and the kernel must be call Linux.
 
Debian/kLinux or Debian/kFreebsd could be right.
You could also say : GNU/Linux operating system.

The Debian Project is an association ofindividuals who have made common cause to create a freeoperating system. This operating system that we have created is calledDebian.
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A large part of the basic tools that fill out the operating system comefrom the GNU project; hence the names:GNU/Linux, GNU/kFreeBSD and GNU/Hurd.These tools are also free.

http://www.debian.org/intro/about