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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!Twitter: https://twitter.com/garyexplainsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/garyexplains/#garyexplains
You overlooked illumos on you list of Uni* OSs.
I started Linux in 1996 and was Micro$oft free by 2000.
For all intents and purposes, with Linux replacing all "real *NIX" at this point by simply having a better licensing model, they are the same thing. In fact, Linux now is more UNIXlike than the Minix version that inspired it, and we've already called Minux a UNIX. For the longest time the only difference (or not) was whether userland was populated with Stallman's tools or not.
Dennis Ritchie died in same week as Steve Jobs and so his death news got overshadowed by Media's frenzy coverage of Steve Jobs, didn't hear single mention or article about Ritchie at that time. He left unbeknown to the world but perhaps only the real followers (C programmers and Unix fans) mourned and shed tears on that day.
One word describes it all: theft.
Good history. The later development of Linux, as it became a server OS, requires a discussion of Microsoft's NT, because Linux borrowed a lot of NT's API features to support threads, locks, message passing, events, async I/O, etc. Not all those things really work well in Linux, but there was a need to support server-side programming paradigms that did not exist in UNIX.
I wanted to dislike this. However this chap is brilliant.
😮😮 This guy is fantastic!!!! You've got a new sub sir !!!!
Did Apple continue pay ATT for the UNIX OS after apple's OS10?Was it payback when apple released the iPhone it was exclusive to ATT?
Unix is a real operating system, Linux is a cheap rip off of Unix.Linux is a toy.
MINIX is on everything
So what is Xenix?
I don't think people can really feel the emotional drivers behind Linux. Put simply, AT & T were hated for enforcing a monopoly. On watching this you get the idea that AT & T were simply victims and "weren't allowed to do anything but sell source code". Also, the hardware that AT & T used to develop Unix wasn't the desktop PC. AFAIK no XT or AT desktop was ever capable of running a version of AT & T Unix.
if "the most popular version of unix is mac os" then what is android ???
No mention of sco vs Linux ? Would have fit in well here
Is this history lesson?
And then came systemd, the Linux apocalypse.I now only use Gentoo and Slackware without systemd and without pulseaudio.
where can I find a book that explains all this in detail?
Thank you so much for documenting this history