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cirkut5732 04-09-2003 06:58 PM

Difference between UNIX and LINUX
hey, everybody

im was just wondering what some of the differences are between UNIX and LINUX, i know linux was built off of unix, but exactly was added, i know most the command lines are the same but im sure a whole bunch are not!! but ya im not in hurry for posts, just wanna get some insight on you wonderful most helpful group!!

neenee 04-09-2003 07:53 PM

the difference between unix and linux nowadays is as
diverse as the differences between linux distros, but
at the core they're the same and posix compliant.

docGonzo2000 04-10-2003 02:20 AM

Yup. Most of the commands are the same, and software (some, not all) that can be compiled on Linux can be compiled on Unix, and vice versa. The main difference is that some Unixes are actually proprietary (like Solaris, AIX, etc.) Some are, however, open source, like Linux. FreeBSD comes to mind.

I'm actually planning to try out FreeBSD on a spare box. Not quite sure how it'll be, but I think I've learned enough with Slackware that I should have very few problems.

RamaSwamy 07-09-2003 01:30 PM

i want actual difference between linux and unix

contrasutra 07-09-2003 03:00 PM

There are many different versions of linux and many different versions of unix, so that would be impossible to list them all.

And Linux was created to be a clone of Unix w/o any actual unix code. So LINUX IS NOT UNIX. They never shared a code base.

So its not like one is an improvement on the other.

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