OT: Unix or UNIX or unix
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Jun 11 07:32:31 UTC 2009
Steven Susbauer wrote:
> Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> It wasn't really accurate in numerous places. I used SCO Unix on an
>>> intel platform, a pc, in 1991. That was UNIX. It ran fine on a standard
>>> PC that would normally run windows. The real difference between Linux
>>> and Unix is that Unix is a trademarked name and you have to pay and pass
>>> a certification to use the name. In all other respects Linux is Unix.
>> GNU = GNU is NOT UNIX. :-D
> Funny though, if someone paid and it passed the certification, then it
> could use the UNIX name (at least in that implementation).
Would not that be nice :-D.
> The GNU acronym was made for the closed source days of the actual OS
> named UNIX. Today UNIX is just a trademarked name, and with OpenSolaris
> much of SysV put out in the open anyway (or so I have heard it said).
OpenSolaris is a very different beast to older Solaris versions. A lot
of Solaris admins do not like it.
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