[svlug] Linux != Unix ?
raffi at kset.com
Wed Sep 16 17:55:09 PDT 1998
On Wed, 16 Sep 1998 steffle at wellsfargo.com wrote:
> the other thing is that linux is not unix, it's unix like. unix is a trade
> mark, it was handed over to X/Open (I think) and not every system that is
> unix-like can be called unix, no matter how posix compliant, standards
> following the system is, it's a legal thing. at least this was the situation
> when I last checked.
It behaves like Unix, walks like Unix, it's stable like Unix so it is Unix
Unix is like humans: it comes in many different colors. Some are more
(technicaly) advanced than the others depending on many circumstances.
Lowly OSes like DOS and windoze should be compared to monkeys. One task at
the time :-)
Saying that you have Linux experiance means you know that particular
"flavor" of Unix. I believe that companies will ask for Linux experience
because you handle it a bit differently than other versions of Unix.
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