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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Unix(TM) is a joke
by neozeed on Tue 15th Sep 2009 23:50 UTC
neozeed
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2006-03-03

I can bet money they would consider Unix 32v on a VAX, no longer a 'Unix'.

The open group & their ilk have done their best to keep Unix fragmented, fought over, and trampled by Windows NT, while Linux busily ate their lunch while they charge insance prices for the honor of being called a "unix".

I'm sure Microsoft thanks them every day for letting Windows NT soak up most of their market.

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RE: Unix(TM) is a joke
by moondevil on Wed 16th Sep 2009 08:46 in reply to "Unix(TM) is a joke"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

This is exactly the same type of joke as all the certifications that plague the IT industry.

Sometimes to get a certain contract, you or your products need to be certified otherwise you won't get the deal. This has created a type of Mafia industry around all these types of certifications.

I do know that some certification is needed and many are indeed quite good, unfortunately most of them are a joke.

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RE[2]: Unix(TM) is a joke
by neozeed on Wed 16th Sep 2009 13:36 in reply to "RE: Unix(TM) is a joke"
neozeed Member since:
2006-03-03

Not to mention the attitude that *BSD is not a UNIX anymore, when it is CLEARLY derived from the 32v core which is UNIX.

IMHO these 'unix' people have destroyed what was the very meaning and core of the REAL Unix.

Considering how many people think that Linux is UNIX, they have already become a kleenex.

If they wanted to 'help' the industry they would encourage openess (real OPEN software) and maybe propose something to bring UNIX out of the 1970's... But I know why fix what isn't broken....

The fact that OS/400 even gets listed as a "unix" just tells you how bogus "UNIX" is now.

OpenBSD is far more a UNIX then OS/400.

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