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Old 03-11-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Stupid Question - what is Linux based on?


I know that Linux was originally based on Minux. But my question is a little more general. Is linux based on System V or BSD or what?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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Linux isn't completely based on either System V or BSD. Nor is it really based stricktly on Minux either.

Minux was the reason for Linux's creation, because Linus felt it was horrible, but he started writing Linux to fix the problems in Minux, not to copy what Minux did. I think he used a Sun manual to get the definitions of most of the POSIX's functions at the begining.

Anyway, I guess I would consider Linux to be closer to System V then BSD, especially in the kernel implementation. But some parts of linux also game from BSD.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:42 AM   #3
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If you google for Linux history or Unix history you'll get hundred of sites. http://www.levenez.com/unix/ is especially good with it's Unix timeline.

Jamie...
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:44 AM   #4
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Linux is a unix-clone, BSD too.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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Linux is a unix clone, but BSD is a verion of Unix...
 
Old 03-11-2004, 03:50 PM   #6
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Linux is a product of Minux which is a product of Unix. Unix is the grandfather to Linux. Minux is the father. My teacher taught me that the first day I started Linux
 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:05 PM   #7
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Linux is written to meet the specifications of the Unix operating system. Many of the commands that linux runs is GNU based. Linux is often referred to as GNU/Linux.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:56 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Linux is a unix clone, but BSD is a verion of Unix...
hey .. is this for fun ?
Linux is unix-like Os but BSD is a derivative of UNIX

ok .. I read that linux was the first version of UNIX designed to run on personal computers , Others were designed to run on powerfull computers only !
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:05 PM   #9
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Linux is written to meet the specifications of the Unix operating system. Many of the commands that linux runs is GNU based. Linux is often referred to as GNU/Linux.
This is my favorite so far...

Google for a while is the best way by the looks of it.

Jamie...
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:35 PM   #10
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Dude, download the movie REVOLUTION OS. That about covers the beginning of linux, unix, the revolution OS.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:36 PM   #11
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Dude, download the movie REVOLUTION OS. That about covers the beginning of linux, unix, the revolution OS.
http://www.revolution-os.com/
 
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