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User Info: Yuffie360

Yuffie360
3 years ago#1
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#2
Linux is the kernel for operating systems.

For example
Ubuntu, Mint, Red Hat, etc. Are "linux based" operating systems. They use the Linux kernel for process, driver, and memory management.

There is also BSD, which is based on Unix. FreeBSD, iOS, OSX, are all based on the BSD kernel.
Linux and BSD are both posix compliant.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#3
SinisterSlay posted...
Linux is the kernel for operating systems.


Nailed it in one.

And then you went and messed it up. There hasn't been a BSD kernel in the singular since the days when it really was UNIX. All the major BSDs are their own operating systems.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#4
Orestes417 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Linux is the kernel for operating systems.


Nailed it in one.

And then you went and messed it up. There hasn't been a BSD kernel in the singular since the days when it really was UNIX. All the major BSDs are their own operating systems.


I was generalizing.
Linux gets butchered too. Android for example.
The TC doesn't seem to require the finer points like that.
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User Info: FL81

FL81
3 years ago#5
asinine semantics aside, basically yes
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User Info: Worknofun370

Worknofun370
3 years ago#6
FL81 posted...
asinine semantics aside, basically yes


I don't think that word means what you think it means.
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
3 years ago#7
FL81 posted...
asinine semantics aside, basically yes


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