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By ballursrikanth ·
how is linux different from unix and let me know all the differences

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by Mostakim In reply to linux

The main different is directory structure and the configuration file name, almost its look like same, think the system as a multiple service provider like : www/ftp/telnet and find those installation location it will make you clear about any OS
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by ballursrikanth In reply to linux

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by virtualsid In reply to linux

This is a bit of a weird question, which UNIX are you comparing to?

UNIX(R) is owned by The Open Group, who have a page here which lists all licenses UNIX's (unices?)
http://www.unix-systems.org/

Take a look there and see if it helps you.

Linux is, as far as I am concerned, a non licenses UNIX, or a UNIX like system. Take a look at http://www.kernel.org for more info again.

Regards,

Sid

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by cpfeiffe In reply to linux

There is one main difference between linux (general) and Unix (general). The kernel itself is not compiled with the same structure. Linux is an Open Source base kernel that is designed to "look like" Unix. It does not run like Unix when you get down to the bits and bones, but it looks like Unix to the common user so it is a great, cheap way to learn Unix or run a simulated Unix environment. The directory structures and where important system files are located may be slightly different, but so are all of the different flavors of Unix.

That was the general breakdown. The specific breakdown would require an in depth understanding of how the kernel relates to the operating system, how system calls are built and how processes are built. Just know that the main difference is that the kernel operates differently, but what you see is the same.

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by A.C In reply to linux

Unfortunately, the max length of this message can only be 1930 chars.

The major differneces between Unix's are basically down to file locations, start up directory structures etc. In terms of usage, if you are comfortable with something like Solaris, you wont feel out of your depth with Linux. Also remember now that there are better standards being set (Unix 98), there are defined specs for commands and system interfaces. So the differences are getting less. (if you go back a few years, you would have been at a transition point where there was a toss up between BSD and SVR, that would have caused slightly more confusion, like Suns migration from SunOS to Solaris, where things got moved all over the place, or so it seemed at the time)If you have never used any Unix, then Linux (or Solaris, which is now available as a free download, I noticed the other day) would be a good choice for getting your feet wet, get yourself a PC, make sure it has very common components (you should be able to find whats supported fairly easily) and get hacking.

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