OT: Unix or UNIX or unix
debiani386 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 20:55:03 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM, Tony Baldwin <photodharma at gmail.com> wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
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> > I wounder how many of the Linux users today understand where our
> > operating system came from and why. In 1969 some VERY smart Bell
> > Laboratory young men were asked to write a operating system that will be
> > better than all that came before it. They invented the C programing
> > language and went to work designing Unix. We that use Linux are all
> > using a Unix operating system today. It is still the most stable and
> > simple system ever done. Now the people using Unix are worried about How
> > Unix is your computer?
> > Now we hear people that argue that their Linux is better because it
> > some feature not found in the other brands. We need to keep in mind that
> > we choose to use Unix because it is better even than the most popular
> > operating system in the world Windows.
> > 73 Karl
> While they are related, in various ways,
> Linux is not unix.
> And of course, Gnu is Not Unix, either.
> Linux was "derived" from Minix, a mini-unix, by Linux et al., but is a
> distinct kernel.
> Take a look at this:
> free/open source software
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thats true...you cant run unix software on linux w/o having to recompile
it...some people come up and tell me that unix and linux are pretty much the
same thing and i have to explain to them how they are actually different.
Registered linux user #402,916 (registered since 2007)
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