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Difference Between Linux & Unix?

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#1 Sargen


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:03 PM

Can somebody /someone help me?
I'm new in learning Linux.

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#2 jonuk76


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

I think the most important difference is that UNIX is a specification and also a trademark owned by The Open Group while strictly speaking Linux is just a kernel.  Mac-OSX is an example of a common OS certified as compliant with the specification.  Linux (and FreeBSD etc.) distributions can be considered unix-like but AFAIK none are certified under the UNIX specification, and so can't be called UNIX.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_UNIX_Specification

Edited by jonuk76, 08 December 2013 - 12:38 AM.


#3 battyhippie


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:07 PM



If you look at the topic, Learning about Linux, in this forum, you can get some wonderful sites to learn more about Linux. Hey, join in on the fun, I'm a newbie at this, too!

#4 SoMaLiAn DesiGneR

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:41 PM

i think the difference is that LINUX is a OS that is identical with UNIX modules

Edited by SoMaLiAn DesiGneR, 01 January 2014 - 07:41 PM.

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