2 questions on unix an linux

hi,
I maybe shoukd leave out a long talk and start:
1. It is very often said unix and linux are the same but then why there are unix AND linux and why for example most webspace providers use unix and not the new linux???

2. What is the diffrence between RedHat Linux, Mandrake, Suse and the other ones??

thx in advance
Firestorm
[email protected]
;-)

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  • : hi,
    : I maybe shoukd leave out a long talk and start:
    : 1. It is very often said unix and linux are the same but then why there are unix AND linux and why for example most webspace providers use unix and not the new linux???

    They are different OS's, but not by much. There are subtle differences between the two and unless you frequently use both or do script programming, you will probably never notice. Basically, UNIX costs lots of $$$ and should come with technical assistance (a help desk). LINUX is essentially free and comes with no help.


    : 2. What is the diffrence between RedHat Linux, Mandrake, Suse and the other ones??

    Each distribution comes with additional software for you to load onto your new LINUX system. Each distribution includes different stuff. As a result, one distribution may be preferred by network engineers, one may be preferred by code developers, etc...





    : thx in advance
    : Firestorm
    : [email protected]
    : ;-)
    :

    The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops! Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
    - Linus Torvalds



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