• Subject: Re: Unix Comparison
  • From: "oludare" <oludare@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 14:32:15 -0500

Thanks Scott, I'm becoming enlightened already.

The comparison I'm seeking is in the area of limitation (storage), data
acceptance (packed, Zoned etc), reliability (AS/400 is known to be #1 in
this area), openness (cross platform flexibility), portability (can any
programming language be use on platform), midrange (AS/400 is a midrange),
Server capability (AS/400 can be partitioned for NT, OS400 etc).  I hope I
make myself clear.

Anyone else can jump in with their take.

Oludare


----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Klement" <klemscot@klements.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: Unix Comparison


>
> 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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