What is the difference between Linux and Unix?

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please anybody tell me the difference f linux and unix.
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Technically, linux is GNU Linux. It is the linux kernel with the GNU operating system. And I don't know squat about unix, except that the internal kernel is not the linux kernel. So that would be the biggest difference is that they are two entirely different kernels.
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Technically, linux is GNU Linux. It is the linux kernel with the GNU operating system.

Technicalities apart, I still prefer calling the "entire thing" Linux. Sure, GNU forms a substantial portion of most distributions, but I don't think that's reason enough to elevate it to GNU/Linux.
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Yeah, but take something like a motorola cell phone or something that has it's own special operating system. It has the linux kernel, but not GNU. I still just call it linux as well, it is less words for me to stutter out in casual conversation.
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I try not to bring up Linux in casual conversation.
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spork wrote:
I try not to bring up Linux in casual conversation.

you make me a sad panda Image
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Sad panda? I must have missed something. I've missed so many things actually.
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I'm sorry... I meant I... bring it up in every conversation? :lol:

But no really, where I am, starting a conversation on pretty much any OS is guaranteed to start a giant argument among IT kids about why [Windows/UNIX/Linux/OS X] is better than [Windows/UNIX/Linux/OS X] because it's much more [secure/usable/polished/stable/widespead/compatible] than [Windows/UNIX/Linux/OS X].

It gets aggravating after a while..
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So does that make you a happy panda?
//I still don't comprehend the sad panda thing

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spork wrote:
I'm sorry... I meant I... bring it up in every conversation? :lol:

But no really, where I am, starting a conversation on pretty much any OS is guaranteed to start a giant argument among IT kids about why [Windows/UNIX/Linux/OS X] is better than [Windows/UNIX/Linux/OS X] because it's much more [secure/usable/polished/stable/widespead/compatible] than [Windows/UNIX/Linux/OS X].

It gets aggravating after a while..

mm yea..understandable. i dont have the same problem, but one of my friends is so pro-vista it makes me sick >.< so i stear clear of the "vista sucks" conversation and just talk about developments i have in linux >.<

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So does that make you a happy panda?
//I still don't comprehend the sad panda thing

don't worry, i dont really understand it myself. there was this one time i was hanging out with this chick, and her "ex boyfriend" txtd her and told her not to do anything that would make him a sad panda, which was about 5 minutes before we headed to my bedroom >.< but for some reason the phrase stuck with me lol
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Sad panda...Panda must have been some sort of a kinky pet name they had for him. It is probably better we don't know.
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No, I hear people use the sad panda thing all the time. It's one of those things that you just sort of understand... in the same way that you understand half the random crap on the Internet.
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south park: sexual harassment panda
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:lol:

We've kinda strayed off topic here... back to UNIX vs. Linux.
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Sad penguin. Sad daemon.
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the kernel.
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Quote:
what is difference in Linux and Unix?

AnarchY SI wrote:
the kernel.


Beautiful.
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spork wrote:
Beautiful.


My point exactly.

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