Today (Saturday) We will make some minor tuning adjustments to MySQL.

You may experience 2 up to 10 seconds "glitch time" when we restart MySQL. We expect to make these adjustments around 1AM Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) US.

What is unix and is linux a unix system

Login or Register to Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
What is unix and is linux a unix system

Unix is the name of an operating system. And unix is a registered trademark. This is what makes things murky.

One of my favorite books is The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System. That book is out of print, but a newer book is available: The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System. Note that "UNIX" was dropped from the title. BSD no longer has the legal right to call itself UNIX. It's not alone. Linux has never had the legal right to call itself UNIX.

There is a set of operating systems that includes Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux and BSD among several others. We can't legally call that set, um, you-know-what. But understand that Linux is not out in left field. It is a co-equal member of that set.

We have a lot of threads that shed more light....

Don't hate me because I'm stupid...
A short history of UNIX by
what is unix?
Just curious, does Unix stand for anything?
Click here for the best unix in the world!!!!
SCO sues IBM
Halloween IX: It Ain't Necessarily SCO
GNU and Linx: Different or the same?
The history of UNIX and the ideas behind it

Last edited by Perderabo; 04-04-2005 at 03:35 PM..
Login or Register to Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful
Alternative Scripting Language for UNIX/Linux System Administration
I do not know UNIX shell scripting so as an alternative which language would you think is better for daily System Administration tasks. Perl or PHP? I know a little about both.... Shell Programming and Scripting
Shell Programming and Scripting
Unix/Linux System Administrator - Study Advice
Hello all, I really hope that this is the right Forum to post this kind of a question... I have been working in the IT support industry for nearly 3 years now. I started of providing end-user support. So enough to say that I provided my fair share of "have you tried turning it off and on"...... UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
XP as a program on Unix/Linux system?
I am sure this question has been asked and answered before, also, if it is the wrong catergory, please let me know. I would like to know how, if possible to run Unix/Linux as my operating system, and then load XP as a program? (I am open to other operating systems, but it has to be able to...... Windows & DOS: Issues & Discussions
Windows & DOS: Issues & Discussions
Virus and Worm on Linux/unix System
Hello all, I just got asked if virus and worms are a big thing in unix/linux OS. My response was no, but after looking I found that there can be issues but very few. I would justy like to know from the working community what is the truth on virus and worms on unix/linux OS? Thanks.... UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

MBK_WORK_LIB - define the mbk working directory
c-shell running setenv MBK_WORK_LIB unix path
This software belongs to the ALLIANCE CAD SYSTEM developed by the ASIM team at LIP6 laboratory of Universite Pierre et Marie CURIE, in Paris, France. Web : E-mail :
MBK_WORK_LIB sets the directory where are saved the results of an invocation of mbk or genlib. This directory is considered to be, from an mbk point of view, read and write. Also, when a file is searched for reading, the first directory to be looked at is the MBK_WORK_LIB, and then the one defined in MBK_CATA_LIB(1). The unix path argument must be a actually accessible path on your host machine.
"mbk_fopen : can't open file 'unix_path/file.xx'" This occurs when either the unix path is irrelevent, or when the file doesn't exist if it is open for reading, or when you don't have the right on the file or directory while trying to write it.
setenv MBK_WORK_LIB ~fred/crechan/uom
mbk(3), genlib(1), MBK_CATA_LIB(1).
This tool is under development at the ASIM department of the LIP6 laboratory. We need your feedback to improve documentation and tools.
/LIP6 October 1, 1997 MBK_WORK_LIB(1)

Featured Tech Videos