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:
>>> http://what-is-what.com/what_is/unix.html
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dotan Cohen
>>>
>>> http://what-is-what.com
>>> http://gibberish.co.il
>>>
>>>
>> 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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