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What is the primary difference of digital UNIX?

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by coily2 In reply to Digital UNIX

Difference between Digital Unix and what? The big feature is AlphaServer support.
http://www.unix.digital.com/ coul better answer your questions.

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by mcook In reply to Digital UNIX

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by dwmurray In reply to Digital UNIX

It is designed to make full use of the
Alpha 64 bit architecture.

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by pcammuso In reply to Digital UNIX

Before it's existance. Digital Unix was know as Alpha OSF. Maybe Digital (Now Compaq) chnaged the name to become more standardized with there competitors. There is not much difference between Digital Unix and other Unix O.S. in the command set. But there are some differneces that can drive you crazy. Like using "disklabel" to partition your disks, for example, it is more complex than the way Sun or HP does theirs.

Hope this helps!

Paul

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by BudgieSoft In reply to Digital UNIX

Several years ago, several vendors recognized the importance of taking control of UNIX out of the hands of Sun and AT&T.

A consortium of companies joined together and create a not-for-profit industry coalition called the Open Software Foundation. The goal of OSF was to guide all development of UNIX and make it available under a more uniform set of licensing agreements.

All versions of UNIX based on OSF (Digital is one of them) are based on AIX with the kernel originating with MACH and assorted other libraries from MIT.

The operating system OSF/1 took much longer than anticipated, so some of the companies created their own variations which did not originally achieve all of the standards or goals of the OSF.

Digital did stay thecourse with OSF/1 and released the first (and maybe only) UNIX that achieved the goals of OSF. Before the merger Compaq/Digital was migrating away from the OSF/1 title for their UNIX because it was a hard name to achieve name recognition with.

As a result of being a

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