Some people like to acknowledge both the operating system and kernel when they talk about their computers, so they might say they use "GNU/Linux" or "GNU/Hurd". Other people seem to think that the kernel is the most important part of the system, so they like to call their GNU operating systems "Linux systems." I, personally, believe that this is a grave injustice, because the _boot loader_ is the most important software of all. I used to refer to the above systems as either "LILO"(1) (*note Role of a boot loader-Footnote-1::) or "GRUB" systems. Unfortunately, nobody ever understood what I was talking about; now I just use the word "GNU" as a pseudonym for GRUB.