Not in just LOC (lines of code), but in storage size, as in bytes, megabytes, gigabytes, etc.

Also, any sources where I can download the original-based Unix OS? Thanks!

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  • Step 1: Start here to look up what you are looking for: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix. Then reformulate your question. Now, it's like: "Where could I get this Microsoft Stuff". Step 2: Get the newest kernel here: kernel.org and be aware that it is zipped. Step 3: Proceed to step 1 – erch Dec 6 '13 at 21:53
  • I don't need steps. I specifically asked a question, and expected that answer herein. – thomas brain Dec 6 '13 at 21:53
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    This question is meaningless: there's no such thing as “the original-based Unix OS”, there were many versions. – Gilles Dec 6 '13 at 22:54
  • I downloaded Linux kernel version 3.12.3 (stable) from kernel.org. The tar.xz version weighed in at 72.8mb which yielded 484mb uncompressed. Version 3.10 is said to have 15,803,499 lines of code. Zzz. – user44370 Dec 6 '13 at 23:34

It is really unclear, what you are asking.

Yes, you can count LOC in the Linux kernel, but you cannot in any commercial UNIX. Therefore it is not really possible to compare those.

What do you mean with "storage size"? You can download the Linux kernel from kernel.org. You can look at the compressed size, you can unpack it and look at the size of the complete source code, you can build a kernel in many different ways to build a tiny kernel containing only the bare minimum or a huge one containing pretty much every possible feature. - What size are you interested in?

There is not a single UNIX, to compare with. There are free Unices like (Free|Open|Net)BSD, and there are also a bunch of commercial ones. There is really no way for a meaningful answer to your question.

  • doesn't Unices refer to Unix-like in terms of: behaves like UNIX. There is a Single UNIX Specification (unix.org/online.html) that defines what must be "aboard" to call it UNIX OS. I think the word "Unices" could be misleading - especially for beginners or "outsiders". In the worst case it could lead to: "Linux is UNIX, only free" being considered a correct answer... ask some lawyer(s) about this ;) – erch Dec 6 '13 at 22:25
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    @chirp will it seems that SCO once for all asked the lawyers a couple of years ago.... ;) – guido Dec 6 '13 at 23:15

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