Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 12:36:19 GMT Subject: Re: [mulinux] Per chi e' curioso ... To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Why "MU" linux? This "mu" stands a greek letter (see Unicode Latin-1 char 0x0b5) frequently used for indicating the millions part of something. For example "mu meter" (Ám) stands for micro meter and is the one millions part of a meter. Probably the reason for the name "muLinux" is it's tiny size: just one floppy and a single (optional) X11-addon. ---- Karl-Heinz Zimmer (email@example.com) On 04.05.00, 18:10:44, Unit 4
wrote regarding Re: Why italian ?: > > What does muLinux mean ? > > [m]ultiple [u]ser linux ? > Mu is the Greek letter that traditionally stands for "micro", > which officially means one millionth, but in general means > "very small". A 30 MB MSDOS directory containing the system > and all available add-ons is very small. Booting and running > from a single floppy if necessary is very smaller.