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Unix was started by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and some other engineers including Brian Kernighan back in the early 1970s. It has a long and illustrious history. But then Linux came along and things changed. How is Linux different to Unix? Are they the same thing? Please, let me explain!

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  • You're absolutely right
    You're absolutely right Год назад (изменено) "just a hobby, won't be big and professional" Little did Linus Torvalds know, his creation will run the world
  • Abdulkadir Ali
    Abdulkadir Ali 3 недели назад some hobbies are meant to be personal and private many will use the information or work that you create for their own purposes
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 3 недели назад @memorysticky GNU Linux does not exist without GNU (user land tools) is that is just senseless. Of course GNU needed a kernel, they worked on the user lands first and then laid out there plans for Herd, but you could just insert your own kernel of your choice just like Linus did.
  • memorysticky
    memorysticky 3 недели назад @Billy Bob GNU Linux requires a kernel without the Linux Kernel GNU is pretty much useless. However they did discuss trying other kernels which I won't mention here.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 4 недели назад @Michal Vašut I've been predicting for 3 or 4 years now, that Microsoft will make Windows a desktop that runs on their own branded Linux kernel like Gnome and KDE, with a few binaries to flesh-out a cryptographically signed and fully supported Microsoft distribution of GNU/Linux under their Windows banner.
  • Michal Vašut
    Michal Vašut 4 недели назад Hehe, yeah ... and then, there is Git, another child of Linus. And now, who is making money on those two? You can guess .... It's uncle Microsoft (integration of Linux kernel into win10, buying and running Github)
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob Delusional ranting. At least AIX should give you solace for at least 10 more years as all the other server class Unixes continue to die out. But, still IBM puts more time, effort, and development into Linux, and just recently invested $34 billion in Linux by buying Red Hat. And, Oracle continues to push Linux beyond the capabilities of any enterprise class of Unix flavor.
  • Obsidian Black
    Obsidian Black 1 месяц назад You're absolutely right There is this feeling, for which there is no name, when you recognise and remember reading the original usenet post at the time...
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers I only suffer from your insane blather
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob Suffering from cognitive dissonance?
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers I'm still waiting for you to show proof, which you can't because there isn't any.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob As pointed out before: "Still no facts, no companies, no references, no citations of fact."
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob LOL! You don't understand the process of enterprise sized systems being put into production! There is much going on in the enterprise space, if you know where to look for it and/or subscribed to enterprise tech newsletters. Anybody still reading newspapers for anything but entertainment is hopelessly stuck in the past.
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers Fact i that by the time you read about it in the newspapers it has already happened.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад (изменено) @Billy Bob Still no facts, no companies, no references, no citations of fact. I'm surprised that you haven't mentioned Apple which is the only company actively working on Unix, and only because they being Apple won't accept the GPL.
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers I work with these companies in Silicon Valley, that is the fact. There is no citation to show that you are years behind the times, you just are.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob LOL! You are delusional without fact or citation.
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers You are years behind the time, with outdated information.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад (изменено) @Billy Bob BSD, all the different flavors, don't even have 1% of the money being spent by enterprises on Linux based solutions. The market has decided and even Microsoft spends more on Linux development than any other entity. No enterprise that I know of has any plans of bringing Unix back from the dead, and the only instances that I can find are on life support to maintain legacy applications. I have named Linux development occurring from the tiniest of computer run devices to the largest supercomputers, mainframes, and server farms. Name even a single Unix instance that is on more than life support.
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers Linux doesn't matter, since it is unknot to the majority o the planet, that was the actual point. Without UNIX Linux would be nothing. Enterprises don't actual care about Linux, the executives simply approved the switch to Linux because it was convenient, back when AT&T sued BSDi and no one knew what was going to happen, so that gave Linux a long free ride. Now, it has been long enough that those very same executives see that the GPL has retracted whats hey can do and they also see that the support costs are no lower than when they were using Windows server (in the Windows part of the datacenter) so now I am heard them quietly talking about dumping Linux and going back to BSD because ultimately its has lower operating costs, and that is all that the executives care about.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob Yes, my point, Unix doesn't matter and is disappearing for good.
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers If it doesn't matter to them then it doesn't matter.
  • Peter M. Eggers
    Peter M. Eggers 1 месяц назад @Billy Bob Of course it doesn't matter to them, and even less people care about Unix. There is very tiny percentage that have ever heard about Unix. The important point is that no enterprize, or even small business, that I know of today care about Unix, and all that know or care about OSes, all care about Linux kernel development.
  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 1 месяц назад @Peter M. Eggers They don't care now, so it makes no difference according to your logic, Linux is still unknown to them.