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Linux vs Unix – Difference between Linux and Unix

Linux vs Unix – Difference between Linux and Unix
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The Source Code of Linux is freely available to its Users.The Source Code of Unix is not available for the general public.
Linux primarily uses Graphical User Interface with an optional Command Line Interface.Unix primarily uses Command Line Interface.
Linux is development by an active Linux Community worldwide.Unix is developed by AT&T Developers.
Linux is mainly used in Home Based PC, Mobile Phones, Desktops, etc.Unix is mainly used in Server Systems, Mainframes and High End Computers.
Linux is very flexible and can be installed on most of the Home Based Pcs.Unix has a rigid requirement of the Hardware. Hence, cannot be installed on every other machine.
Linux Installation is economical and doesn’t require much specific and high end hardware.Unix Installation is comparatively costlier as it requires more specific hardware circuitry.
Linux OS is portable and can be executed in different Hard Drives.Unix is not portable.
Different Versions of Linux are: Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuse, Redhat, Solaris, etc.Different Versions of Unix are: AIS, HP-UX, BSD, Iris, etc.

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