Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Sep 2009 16:28 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Apart from Linux and the various BSD operating systems, there's another open source UNIX-like operating system (actually, it's a certified UNIX): OpenSolaris. There are a few key differences between Linux and OpenSolaris, and TuxRadar lists some of them so that Linux users can dive right into Solaris.
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jonathane
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2009-05-31

To get the UNIX label, OpenSolaris would have to be certified POSIX compliant. Solaris is, but OpenSolaris is not, mostly for financial reasons I imagine. So while OpenSolaris is a UNIX derivative, I don't think it can be called UNIX for legal reasons.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Ah thanks for the clarificiation. I looked this one up, and it said Solaris was certified, so I assumed OpenSolaris was too.

I'll fix it right away!

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

To get the UNIX label, OpenSolaris would have to be certified POSIX compliant. Solaris is, but OpenSolaris is not, mostly for financial reasons I imagine. So while OpenSolaris is a UNIX derivative, I don't think it can be called UNIX for legal reasons.

There's more to being UNIX certified than just being POSIX complient (check the link I posted earlier in this discussion)

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