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Re: Free system that could be "real Unix".

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Free system that could be "real Unix".
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:37:26 -0700
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On Oct 12, 4:43 pm, John Hasler <> wrote:
> mike3 writes:
> > What is "Unix" defined as, then? Obviously "UNIX(tm)" is defined as
> > whatever The Open Group has allowed to be branded as such, but what is
> > "Unix" defined as?
> You can sell it as Unix if you have permission from The Open Group.

That's what I meant.

> You can call it Unix if you feel moved to do so.  Personally, I call it Unix
> if it looks like Unix to me.  This means Linux, the BSDs, Solaris, and the
> branded Unixes such as HPUX.

But what to you makes a system "look like Unix", anyway?

> --
> John Hasler
> Dancing Horse Hill
> Elmwood, WI USA

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