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Old 11-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Question Difference between Unix and Linux

What is the difference between Linux and Unix?
Old 11-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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They're quite similar, but may have some differences in file structures, command line tools, administration tools, etc. Check out the Wikipedia articles on each one and you'll get some history.
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Unix - Originated in late 60's and is not free (except OpenSolaris).

Linux - is based on the kernal that was created by Linus Torvalds (released 1991) and is open source. Linux comes packaged with many GNU applications, hence some people call it GNU/Linux.
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I've been using both for some 10 years, and have yet to find a (significant) difference.
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Each *nix is different at the admin level in one or more ways. From the programmer's pt of view, at the cli, they are very similar.
For a really good book that shows the differences between various Unices & Linux at the Admin level, this is very good.
This is a good explanation. Strictly speaking, to be called 'Unix' you have to pay to be certified; again, see that page.
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Scroll to the bottom of this very page and see a list of threads already in existence asking this very question.
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I never tried diff linux unix

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Take a look here:
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This doesn't exactly answer your question but I love the way it is documented out.


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