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The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix")

Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as "Linux", they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems.
by William Ducklow October 30, 2003
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a godlike entitity often associatted with a good penguin
Guy1:all hail Gnu
Guy2:whats a Gnu
*lightning strikes Guy2*
Guy1:lol Nub
by sicksock September 13, 2006
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The "gnu" or "wildebeest" is a large migratory antelope weighing from 350 to 550 pounds that is native to the grassy plains and open woodlands of Southern, Central, and eastern Africa. Both male and female gnus have rugged hair and two curved horns.
"Pa, come quick like, dem stampaydin wild'beets 'gain be innar back yard !"
by Raven Morris October 11, 2004
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An acconym used by Discowrld fans to commemorate people who have passed on. The origin is the novel Going Postal by Sir Terry Pratchett, in which semaphore operators send the names of their fallen comrades back and forth along the semaphore system, known as the clacks, with this code attached.

The code translates as follows:
G: General broadcast, send in all directions
N: Do not log the mmessage
U: Sent the message back when it reaches the end of the line

By sending the code and the name the operators are asking to keep the persons name cycling the system for ever. Similar to the notion that a person is never gone while others still speak their name.
by marsbargirl March 13, 2018
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A group of people, lead by Richard Stallman, who think that all programs should be given to them for free. They created a license, GPL, that isn't compatible with itself, and insist on calling Linux GNU\Linux. Instead of calling open source programs 'Open Source' they call them 'Free', regardless of weither or not it is free.
GNU wrote the GPL, but I think that the BSD license is much better.
by Andromeda-Brought_By_Jawmht November 01, 2007
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GNU Is and acronym for โ€œGreater Nordic Uniteโ€

GNU Is and underground group of freedom fighters From the 3 great Nordic countries.
Norway Finland and Denmark. There main goal is to Get rid of those pesky Swedes. Witch are lazy commies.

When there goal is completed Sweden will be divided up. The North West will be Norwegian territory. The North East will be Finish territory. The south will be Danish territory.
Pirka:Hey where are you from?
Arne:I'm from Norway,
Pirka:I love the norwegians. I'm From Finland
Arne:thx I love the great people of Finland Too!
Pirka: You know what i hate?
Arne: What?
Pirka guess!
Arne: Swedes?
Pirka: Right! You hate swedes too?
Arne: Yea I hate those faggots!
Pirka: You should join the GNU!
Arne: What is that?
Pirka: Check out urbandictionary.com They got all the information you need.
Arne:THANKS! GNU GNU GNU!
by Jokke April 12, 2006
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A brilliant Scholar, Writer or Student.One who dedicates themselves to the Written-Word, Verse, Prose, Poetry or Bard-like endeavours.
A person who likes using Keyboards
especially for Engineering or other
rustic or lewd pursuits.
His eclectic dancing reminded me of a Gnu in an Ivory Tower. He is such a clever Gnu.
by Dr Evil March 12, 2003
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