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#1 Ataryu

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:10 PM

What are the differences? Ups and downs?

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 02:33 PM

From wikipedia:

UNIX® (or Unix) is a portable, multi-task and multi-user computer operating system originally developed by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy.



Linux is a computer operating system and its kernel. It is among the most famous examples of free software and of open-source development.

The term Linux refers to the Linux kernel, but is commonly used to describe entire Unix-like operating systems (also known as GNU/Linux) that are based on the Linux kernel, the libraries and the tools from the GNU project. Linux distributions often bundle large quantities of software with the core system known as "packages".


THe main difference in my eyes is that Unix operating systems are generally commercial while Linux are not.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 02:33 PM

Linux is built on Unix
Essentially if you where comparing it to windows
Unix = dos
Linux = windows
ecept with less crashing hehehehe
essentially :thumbsup:

Edited by Movian, 17 January 2005 - 02:35 PM.





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