In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Grauwmans Steven (gs) writes: gs> If U could please help me, I'm getting confused. Linux is a kernel, ie the bit of the OS which needs to be there, but you should never be aware of in normal use if it works properly.
Unix is a trademark. There used to be an OS caled Unix, but it is so long since it's descendents diverged that the name is pretty useless now. If you see it in use it is probably historical, marketing or someone who is confused. It's like looking for a modern human population to label as homo-erectus. So, basicly you are looking at a large number of Unix-like operating systems, some of which use Linux as their kernel, some of which don't. To add another dodgy metaphor, Volkswaggon once created a car called the Golf which was so sucessful that lots of cars now are visibly descendents of that design. Some of them share the same kind of engine. However none of those cars is a golf, and certainly the engine isn't. -- Mail me as [EMAIL PROTECTED] _O_ |< _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"