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Is Linux a Unix?

I have heard Linux was not UNIX (I guess it still isn't) but that it was UNIX Like. Some people will just say "Linux is UNIX" or say "Linux, Solaris, something else and other UNIX-Like OSes".

Could you shed some light on this?

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marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek Apr 14 '11 at 15:22

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I think this is a duplicate, but if I'm not understanding you leave a comment – Michael Mrozek Apr 14 '11 at 15:22

Linus Torvalds used Unix, liked Unix, but couldn't have Unix run on his PC, so he made Linux. Yay Unix-like OS for everyone!

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The question is talking about the OS, not just the kernel. – Tshepang Apr 14 '11 at 15:18
Well when your asking Whats the difference between Unix and Linux its pretty key becuase with out the linux kernal you'd have no GNU/Linux – squarebear Apr 14 '11 at 15:25

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