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What are some of the major differences and similarities of UNIX and WinNT?

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by Russ Werner In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

It is dificult to answer this question, not sure what you are looking for???
To start out Unix runs on a risc processor and NT on an intel processor. Neither OS can be run on the other system.
UNIX is all command line instructions, while windows is graphical user interface.
Unix and Windows are nothing alike. You will find a better comparison with Linux and Unix than windows.

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by chunt1 In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

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by T Bowman In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

I must respectfully disagree with the previous posters answer. While it is true that USUALLY UNIX runs on risc and NT on Intel processors/systems, several flavors of Unix run on Intel systems (Solaris 8, for example) and at one time I know there were NT versions for risc processors as well because I tested on them, but they may have been dropped by now. Outside of that, there aren't many similarities in the two. They are as different as night and day. Unix is arguably more secure and thus largely void of virus threats. In my humble opinion, WinNT is fine for desktop computing and many applications but Unix is the better server OS for intense applications.

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by chunt1 In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

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by ustutz In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

Windows NT/2000/XP has reached the point where it is a respectable work group server. People are also starting to use it in Enterprise applications, but I wouldn't be ready to do that.

I would not implement an office automation system (email, file and print services) on a UNIX server anymore (have done it in the past.

Conversely I alos would not implement an enterprise ORACLE database application on NT.

Windows NT is like your micro pick-up truck: It handles like a car, can do someof the work of a truck. But, if you are going to haul 40 tons of gravel cross country you are going to need a Mack truck. UNIX is that Mack truck: Harder to handle, requires special training, but has the power.

UNIX is still the operating system of choice for high end engineering applications, heavy duty databases, and 24x7 high-availability computing.

That was about a quarter's worth on a $25 question. What are your specific questions? I.e., what are you trying to accomplish?

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by chunt1 In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

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by BGJKL In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

Some of the answers are partially true, others are not.

The DEC (now owned by COMPAQ) alpha RISC chip can run N/T, UNIX, and LINUX, as can the new Intel Itanium-64 chip run all 3.
N/T 4, Win 2000, LINUX, and UNIX are 'open' systems, meaning they share a number of common commands across the operating systems. Most enterprise applications available can be had to run on 2000, LINUX, or UNIX. The standard open command set makes it possible. They are all 'C' based code.
The 'more' command is a simple example...used to browse text type files in read only mode, is available on all 3 systems. Try it in Win 2000 command mode, and you will find no difference between a LINUX or UNIX version.

Which is better? UNIX/LINUX was developed by scientists to perform number crunching. Windows was designed to process precise graphics.

Windows makes a better front-end for graphical applications, and UNIX/LINUX is best for number crunching. Which is best is based on what your use for the computer is.

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by smithjj In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

This is probably more than what you want, but I have this DOS to Unix command list I made, so here it is. I think DOS (which underlies NT) is more like Unix than not.

UNIX DOS VMS AEGIS
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adb debug debug tb
/c c diskc: /c
cat a >> b copy a + b append catf
a >> b
cat | more more type/page pg
cat, tail type type catf
cc cc cc
cd cd set default wd
cdb debug debug tb
cp copy copy cpf
cp -r copy/ copy/??? cpt
csh command dcl csh
CTRL-D CTRL-C,BREAKCTRL-Y CTRL-Q
date time, date sho time date
dd xcopy backup/image
df chkdsk backup/initial lvolfs
diff comp differences cmf,
cmt
/dir/subdir \dir\subdir directory.sub]
/dir/subdired, vi, ved edlin lsedit, eve,
ed dm, fse, ed
exit exit exit exit
fork submit cp
fork command spawn cp
fsck chkdsk backup/initial salvol
fsdb debug debug tb
ftp ftp ftp
grep find search fpat

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by smithjj In reply to Similarities/Differences ...

Here's the rest, which was cut by the 1930 limit:
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UNIX DOS VMS AEGIS
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kill CTRL-BREAK stop sigp -q
ksh command dcl ksh
ld logicals crl
ld assign assign crl
ld assign define crl
login login login
lpstat print show que prf -r
ls dir directory ld
ls -d tree,dir *. dir *.dir ld -d
mail mail
man help help
mkdir mkdir create/dir crd
mv ren rename chn
passwd set pass chpass
pdb debug debug tb
pr, lp print print prf
printenv sho sym lvar
PS1=, PS2= prompt set prompt sh -p
purge purge
rbak restore backup/restore rbak
rm del, erase delete dlfsdb debug debug tb
sh command dcl sh
sort sort sort sort
stty mode set term tctl
telnet telnet telnet
unlink deassign dll
<VAR>="" set symbols <VAR>=""
ved, ed, vi edlin eve, ed, lse dm,
fse
vi, ed, ved edlin edit, eve, lse fse, dm
wbak backup backup wbak
xdb debug debug tb

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