[noo, nyoo] /nu, nyu/
noun, plural gnus (especially collectively) gnu.
either of two stocky, oxlike antelopes of the genus Connochaetes, the silver-gray, white-bearded C. taurinus of the eastern African plain and the black, white-tailed C. gnou of central South Africa: recently near extinction, the South African gnu is now protected.
noun (pl) gnus, gnu
either of two sturdy antelopes, Connochaetes taurinus (brindled gnu) or the much rarer C. gnou (white-tailed gnu), inhabiting the savannas of Africa, having an oxlike head and a long tufted tail Also called wildebeest
1777, gnoo, from Dutch gnoe, used by German traveler Georg Forster (1754-1794) to render Hottentot i-ngu “wildebeest,” from Southern Bushman !nu: (in which ! and : represent clicks).
A GNU Emacs subsystem for reading and sending Usenet news, written by Masanobu Umeda . You can use GNUS to browse through news groups, look at summaries of articles in a specific group, and read articles of interest. You can respond to authors or write articles or replies to all the readers of a news group.
GNUS can be configured to use the NNTP protocol to get news from a remove server or it can read it from local news spool files.
Usenet newsgorup: news:gnu.emacs.gnus.
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(GSO) A function sequence generator that uses an exhaustive generate-and-test approach to find the shortest instruction sequence for a given function. Written by Torbjorn Granlund firstname.lastname@example.org and Tom Wood. You have to tell the superoptimiser which function and which CPU you want to get code for. This is useful for compiler writers. FTP superopt-2.2.tar.Z from […]