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The word “Linux” has two meanings. The most common meaning, by far, is the Linux operating system, also known as GNU/Linux or GNU/X11/Apache/Linux/TeX/Perl/Python/FreeCiv, which is an imitation of the Unix operating system. The word “Linux” can also mean the Linux kernel, which is the kernel of the Linux operating system. Android is a completely different ...


The LSB, POSIX, and the Single UNIX Specification all significantly involve userland. Simply using a kernel that is also used as the basis of a "unix-like", "mostly POSIX compliant" operating system -- GNU/Linux -- is not sufficient to make Android such as well. There are, however, some *nix-ish elements, such as the shell, which is a "largely compatible" ...

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