Difference between Linux and UNIX

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Nowadays Linux is used very much like in computers, in the server, in the Smartphone, etc. Linux which is a clone of Unix and has many similarities, but there are many synopsis inequalities (Linux vs Unix) which we will read today.



1 Definition: – Linux is an open source operating system that can be downloaded for free.  

1 Definition: – Unix is ​​an operating system that can only be used by its copyrighters.

2 Cost (value): –  Linux which is freely distributed, freely downloaded. It is also distributed by books and magazines. It has costly versions but it is cheaper than Windows.  

2 Cost (value): – The cost of Unix is ​​determined by its copyright vendors. Its value may vary for each vendor.  

3 Development and distribution: – Linux open source is developed to share and add the code of developers all over the world, and it is distributed by very narrow vendors.

3 Development and distribution: – Unix was developed by AT & T, non-profit organization and a lot of commercial vendors.  

4 Manufacturer: – Linux kernel has been developed by developers around the world, and Linux, Linux Torvalds is responsible for maintaining it.  

4 Manufacturer: – There are three main distributions of Unix: – IBM (AIX), HP-UX, and SUN SOLARIES And Apple also use UNIX to create an OSX operating system.  

5 Users: – Nowadays Linux is used very much, it can be used by anybody sitting anywhere from home.  

5 Users: – Unix was mainly for servers, workstations, and mainframes. It uses all.

6 Usage: – Linux is used everywhere. Such as servers, computers, smart-phones, supercomputer, video game console and even electronic devices such as as-refrigerator, etc.  

6 Usage: – The Unix operating system is used in Internet Servers, 
Work Stations and PCs.

7 GUI:- Linux is a command-based operating system but it provides two GUIs: – 
KDE and Gnome.  

7 GUI:– Initially, there was an operating system based on the UNIX command. But since the
GUI (which is called the common gateway environment.) Has evolved since most of the Unix distribution is used by Gnome. Linux vs Unix. 

8 Security: – Linux provides high-level security in which 60 to 100 viruses have been listed so far.

8 Security: – Unix also provides high-level security, so far 85 to 120 viruses have been listed.  

9  Error detection and solution: – Linux is an open source operating system whenever it comes to any error, developers around the world work together on it to get rid of its solution faster.  

9  Error detection and solution: – If Unix encounters an error, the user has to wait for some time to resolve it.  

10  Operating system: – Linux is only a kernel.

10  Operating system: – Unix is ​​a complete operating system package.  

11 File System Support: – Linux which supports more file system than Unix. It supports Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, FAT, NTFS, etc.  

11 File System Support: – Unix also supports file system but less than Linux It supports JFS, gpfs, xfs, zfs, etc.  

12 Interface: – The interface of Linux is BASH (Bourne Again SHELL).  

12 Interface: – The Unix uses Bourne’s SHELL.  

13 Example: – Different versions of Linux are Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSure, Redhat, and solaries, etc.  

13 Example: – There are different versions of Unix- AIS, HP-UX, BSD, Iris, etc.  

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