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What does GNU stand for?

What does the acronym GNU mean in a text message? What's the meaning of the abbreviation GNU in an online chat message or on Facebook and Twitter?

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GNU is a texting acronym that means "GNU's Not Unix, Linux OS".


Why are people talking about linux when someone dies? There has to be a different meaning


G” means that the message must be passed on, “N” means “not logged”, and “U” means the message should be turned around at the end of a line. (This was also a realworld tech joke: GNU is a free operating system, and its name stands, with recursive geek humour, for “GNU’s not Unix”.) The code causes Dearheart’s name to be repeated indefinitely throughout the system, because: “A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.”

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