[ubuntu-uk] Difference between Admin and Root?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Oct 23 14:59:22 BST 2007


On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 09:45 +0100, Daniel Lamb wrote:
> OS X is not a linux its BSD, Linux and BSD are both modeled(via other OSs)
> on unix which is why they share features like sudo, root, commands as well
> as the directory structure.

My understanding is that the name 'Linux' really refers only to the
kernel as originally developed by Linus Torvalds. So if a machine is not
running that kernel, it should not be called Linux!

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