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What is the difference between Linux and UNIX operating systems?


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#1 dinkey007

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 12:53 AM

What is the difference between Linux and UNIX operating systems?



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:05 AM

 

Linux is a UNIX Clone. But if you consider Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) standards then Linux can be considered as UNIX. To quote from Official Linux kernel README file: Linux is a Unix clone written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:42 AM

What is the difference between Linux and UNIX operating systems?

 

Any particular reason why you want to know ?

 

The reply that Nick has given you probably covers most bases, but the answers people supply to you will vary dependant on your reason for asking.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:03 AM

The reply that Nick has given you probably covers most bases, but the answers people supply to you will vary dependant on your reason for asking.

 

 

I agree with Gary. That one simple question covers an incredibly broad sweep of events and history..!

 

This explains a wee bit about Linux itself:-

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/infographic-history-linux/

 

This might, hopefully, do the same for UNIX:-

 

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/U/UNIX.html

 

And this , I think, shows some of the major differences between the two.....

 

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Linux_vs_Unix

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:03 PM

Yeah talking about Linux and unix is complicated to say the least.

its so complex that it makes the likes of Tolkien, George R. R. Martin and Shakespeare weep.


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 02:30 AM

Hiii,

I found an article, which describe all the difference between linux and unix.

 

 

 

Many a times we get confused with Unix and Linux also threat them as synonyms but that is not true. UNIX is copyrighted name only few of the companies are allowed it i.e. IBM AIX and Sun Solaris and HP-UX. This quote from Official Linux kernel README file confuses most:

Linux is a Unix clone written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX compliance.

In this article I am trying to describe the various differences between Unix and Linux under the following headings -

  1. History
  2. Usage
  3. Cost
  4. GUI
  5. Security
  6. Future OS

History

 

UNIX was created in the 1960s by the AT&T Bell Labs (Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie) and first commercially UNIX OS became available in 1970. First release of Unix was having a command line interpreter and some small utility programs with future extension for the multitasking and UNIX evolved from there.

In 1991, Linus Torvalds began working on a UNIX like OS known as Minix. The Minix source code was freely available under GNU GPL and he successfully modified this code for use on x86 PC systems. By September 1991, Torvalds has successfully completed the first Linux kernel designed for PCs. This kernel included various system utilities and libraries from the GNU project to create a usable operating system based completely on open source code.

 

SEE more:- Difference between Linux and Unix 

Edited by abhishek_ji, 28 September 2016 - 02:33 AM.





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