OT: Unix or UNIX or unix
debiani386 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 23:23:53 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 15:24 -0600, CJ Kelley wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >> The 386 was a great CPU from Intel and the Linux kernel
> >> allows us to
> >> make a great Unix computer. The Unix design makes it safer and
> >> more
> >> capable than a current Windows. I have always been amazed that
> >> Windows
> >> didn't take Unix and run.
> >> </snip>
> >> my instructor told us one day when he was giving a lecture about the
> >> history of linux and unix that windows's network layer was taken from
> >> linux. This was back in the windows 9x days..so windows current
> >> network layer is no longer unixes.
> > The Windows TCP/IP implementation was taken from BSD Unix which had a
> > much more permissive license which allowed Microsoft to use the codebase
> > with attribution.
> > Linux is a Unix work-alike and presents a POSIX compliant system
> > services API with extensions. It is not Unix in the sense that the
> > Linux kernel codebase is not derived from any previous Unix variant as
> > originally licensed from AT&T all those many years ago.
so is unix a non-free platform? i always thought it was. Ive never really
worked with unix as much as i have linux..so my unix knowledge is not all
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