|n.||1.||(Zool.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus Catoblephas, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes.|
|Noun||1.||gnu - large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail|
|(body, project)||GNU - /g*noo/ 1. A recursive acronym:
"GNU's Not Unix!". The Free Software Foundation's project
to provide a freely distributable replacement for Unix. The
GNU Manifesto was published in the March 1985 issue of
Dr. Dobb's Journal but the GNU project started a year and a
half earlier when Richard Stallman was trying to get funding
to work on his freely distributable editor, Emacs.|
Emacs and the GNU C compiler, gcc, two tools designed for this project, have become very popular. GNU software is available from many GNU archive sites.
See also Hurd.