• Subject: Re: Unix Comparison
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 12:31:40 -0600 (CST)


UNIX is an operating system.  There are many operating systems that are
"based-on" UNIX, or are "UNIX-like", in addition to the official "UNIX".
(You'll hear these referred to as "flavors of UNIX")  These include BSD,
HPUX, AIX, Solaris, SCO UNIX, Unixware, Linux, and many, many more.

There is some hardware that is specifically designed for UNIX-type
operating systems.  One example would be IBM's RS/6000 line of computers
which is designed to run AIX (IBM's flavor of UNIX)

HP also makes UNIX servers, they have their own flavor of UNIX called
"HPUX".

UNIX can also be run on other machines.  For example, the PC can run
numerous flavors of UNIX.  Linux is the most popular, there are at least a
dozen flavors of Linux alone...   Then there's BSD, I know of 4 flavors of
BSD for the PC...   Sun makes Solaris for the PC, though I've never tried
it...  The list goes on...

Its very hard to compare UNIX to OS/400 without having a better idea of
what you specifically are looking to find out...?
  

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Oludare Ogunmadewa wrote:

> Hello guys,
> 
> I'm researching different systems in comparison to UNIX.  I need some
> education in the following areas:
> 
> Is UNIX a hardware or software and what if is the software. How does
> Unix compares with HPxxxx, AS/400, PC and what other platforms is in
> the same category as Unix.  What does Unix has in advantage to all its
> competitor and what is it lacking.
> 
> Thanks for any of your input.
> 
> Oludare
> 

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