And yet y'all are missing the real problem
being the second answer in a thread = all are missing it ?
Post Merge: June 21, 2015, 11:06:48 PM
btw I'm also not a big fan of grouping UNIX and Linux together or talk about it as if it was almost the same, it never was 'the same
' and it isn't even 'almost the same'
for quite some time now
I don't even like the phrasing 'Linux is based on UNIX
- Linux was written from scratch and doesn't share code with UNIX.
The features and functionality of Unix were the inspiring example for Linus, he wanted something with the same functionality as a result
, but he archived that completely on his own from scratch
Therefore Linux is not 'based on UNIX'.
Ubuntu is based on
Debian, Manjaro is based on
Arch because they use the same base
Linux does not use the same base as BSD or another UNIX, period.
Linux/GNU = Linux kernel + GNU
Linux kernel - written from scratch
GNU - G
-Linux kernel offers features on a low level of computing which UNIX doesn't, this features can be used and are used by software on Linux but make the software with the same implementation unusable for UNIX, even unportable.
A factor which will be increasing in the future imo
-Linux is usually identified by its kernel. We call something Linux when it runs the Linux kernel, that's the criteria.
The kernel development is separated from Distros and everything else.
That's completely different with UNIXes.
There are many other things but maybe I write about this more in depth another time