What's the difference between Unix, Linux, and Solaris?

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Old 05-30-2001
What's the difference between Unix, Linux, and Solaris?

If anyone can tell me the difference between the three or where I can find more info I would appreciated it. I see alot of companies looking for people with knowledge in Unix but every time I try to find information about it I see Linux instead.

Is there a market trend in these operating system? Which are there more demand for? I am trying to learn and probably install either unix, linux or solaris but I am not sure where to start. I want to learn what would help careerwise. I would appreciate any information anyone can offer. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-30-2001
UNIX is a generix term which describes many different, yet similar operating systems. Solaris and Linux are 2 of those. As for demand, I suppose that depends on what segment of the market you wish to enter. Many ISP's use Linux, and for good reason. I work in the telecommunications field where Solaris is almost exclusive. I beleive that Solaris is more marketable, but that is only my opinion. You can learn either and get where you need to go as they are very similar. I would suggest learing to do much of it command line before using the GUI.
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Old 06-01-2001

Thanks for your opinion. I was searching around the web for jobs and it seems that there are more demands for Solaris.

It seemed strange that companies ask for Unix experience and not be more specific. Is it because the languages are the same?

I definately will check out sun for more info on solaris. thanks again.
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