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Difference between linux and unix

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  1. khushboo652

    khushboo652 Banned

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    pls give me the answer what is the difference between linux and unix operating system.
     
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    Linux is an OS kernel.Linux is a computer OS which is a free and open source software.Linux is a kernel that means "unix-like".Linux is free.Linux is consider as user friendly.
    Unix is a certification for OS.Unix is an open source system as such anyone can use its component.Unix operating based on CUI and does not support pointing device.
     
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    Unix and Linux are similar operating systems, but not identical.

    Unix is ​​a separate operating system created in 1969. It's not free software and it's not under GNU license.

    Linux is the so-called UNIX-like operating system. Unlike Unix is distributed under the GNU license - therefore is used by the designation GNU/Linux.
     
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    The term originally described the Unix operating system developed by AT & T. Today, most Unix term usually used for any system based on similar principles. Linux is one of those systems. Some tabloid media but from ignorance tend to have a habit of taking Linux to generate articles and especially the "statistics extensions Windows, Unix and Linux."
     
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    Hello,
    Linux is an OS kernel.Linux is a computer OS which is a free and open source software. Linux is free.Unix is a certification for OS.Unix is an open source system as such anyone can use its component.Unix operating based on CUI.
     
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    i got confuse on what pollarstar says
     
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    Well, Linux is operating system (kernel) which can be used for computer hardware and software, game development, tablet PCS, mainframes etc. While Unix is an operating system(OS) used in internet servers and workstations etc.
     
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    thaks for clearing the doubt between linux and unix in simple form
     
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    Here are some more points for you -

    1. Linux is the kernel while UNIX Is the whole operating system.
    2. Linux is free to download under GNU. It's downloadable version is available on internet. UNIX is not free operating system. You will need to purchase it.
    3. Linux is easy to install and setup.
    4. Linux has the in-build security features like iptable based firewall and filters. You will need to purchase the third party software for the UNIX security.
     

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