Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 04:00 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A recent vague announcement on osol-announce hints that something big is rumbling for OpenSolaris: "A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public." They have a website, and they're going to be hosting a conference call on August 3.
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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Actually the *BSD's are Unix. They are just not Certified UNIX. That does not mean they don't comply to required specifications (which one btw.? UNIX 93/95/98 or one of those from this millenium?) or aren't POSIX compatible.

OS X is Certified UNIX but is definitely no Unix. OpenBSD is definitely Unix but not Certified UNIX. The *BSD's can claim to be Unix since they are derivatives of BSD Unix. Not paying for certification doesn't mean they disqualify as Unix. They just can't use the "UNIX" trademark.

Based on your OSN-past you seem to carry an animosity towards GNU/Linux, *BSD and even OpenSolaris (at least in the past).

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