Encyclopedia > UNIX-style

  Article Content

Unix-like

Redirected from UNIX-style

A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to the UNIX system.

The Open Group, which owns the UNIX trademark, considers "UNIX-like" to be a usage problem, and believes that a better alternative term would be the term "POSIX-conforming system." However, the term POSIX-conforming system has its own problems. For example, there are systems which conform to at least the key POSIX standards (e.g., Microsoft Windows) and can claim to be POSIX-conforming, but nevertheless they are not Unix-like and thus many applications written to run on Unix will not run on them.

Often used to refer to the open source Unix like systems, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and HURD



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Ambrose Bierce

... also participated in combat. After the war he retired from the army at the rank of brevet Major, and in 1867 moved to San Francisco, where he worked for many years as ...