GNU FULL FORM

GNU FULL FORM

Full Form of GNU : GNU’s Not UNIX

What is the full form of GNU ?

No:1. GNU stands for GNU’s Not UNIX.
No:2. It is a UNIX like computer operating system, but unlike UNIX, it is free software and contains no UNIX code.
No:3. It is pronounced as guh-noo. Sometimes, it is also written as GNU General Public License.
No:4. It is based on the GNU Hurd kernel and It is intended to develop and share software for free, for all its users.
No:5. Its logo is gnu head (a large dark antelope with a long head).
No:6. It is originally designed by Etienne Suvasa. Later, Aurelio Heckert designed a simple and bolder version of this logo.
No:7. The logo appears in GNU software, GNU project and in free software foundation materials.

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History and Objective

No:1. It was start as a project by Richard Stallman in 1983 and its development began on January 5, 1984.
No:2. The main objective of GNU was to provide free software.
No:3. Due to its similar design to UNIX, it is named as UNIX like computer system but it contains no UNIX code.
No:4. It is available in multiple languages.

Components of GNU

No:1. GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
No:2. GNU C Library (glibc)
No:3. GNU Core Utilities (coreutils)
No:4. GNU Debugger (GDB)
No:5. GNU Binary Utilities (binutils)
No:6. GNU Bash shell
No:7. Genome desktop environment etc.

Advantages

No:1. Low Cost
No:2. Performance
No:3. Multitasking
No:4. Network friendliness
No:5. Open source software packages
No:6. Stable and secure
No:7. Compatibility and Configurability

GNU License

No:1. Richard Stallman wrote a license for the development of needed software. This license is called GNU General Public License.
No:2. It has a goal to guarantee users freedom to share and change free software.
No:3. Now, this license is use by most of GNU software and also a lot of free software that are not the part of GNU project.
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