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In get_fs(), fs is for free segment.


It really seems to me that the Unix community is killing themselves in the Desktop world. I think there is a misconception that any form of Unix exists in order to compete in the home PC market. There are some linux distros which have this focus; the first one was really Ubuntu, but it is worth considering that part of Ubuntu's original vision was to ...


Unix has specifications/a standard they hope you'll follow, POSIX, ways things should be implemented, though up to the developer, it's a standard we should follow if we want our code to work on many architectures/platforms/systems whatever, up to the developer at the end of the day to follow what (hopefully) majority of developers are following. Windows has ...


To be called UNIX you need to go through a certification process that requires (among other things) that you implement the POSIX standard. So your question is completely invalid. There is UNIX API, it's called POSIX. EDIT: Here is the list of requirements: http://www.unix.org/version4/overview.html

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