Calling it gnu/linux puts too much emphasis on the importance of gnu

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  • coreutils

    Cross-platform Rust rewrite of the GNU coreutils

    Not even that. Alpine Linux, which is probably the most commonly used distro for containers, doesn't include GNU. Busybox is a good replacement for embedded and similar Linux systems. Clang can replace, and even do better than, GCC in many instances. Someone is even rewriting coreutils in Rust.

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