OT: Unix or UNIX or unix
Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu)
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Jun 11 13:53:21 UTC 2009
Ken T. schreef:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:27:15 -0400, Fred Roller wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 22:23 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> You might like this:
>>> Dotan Cohen
>> Intresting, I did like it.
> 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.
Except that all Unixes shared a common code base somewhere in the past,
while Linux was written from scratch and only behaves like Unix.
All Unixes are *real* UNIX, Linux is "just" a Unix clone. Very similar,
but not the same.
Don't make me quote quote from pages 678-680 of ISBN 0130926418!! ;-)
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