Differences between Unix and Linux
Unix is an operating system developed at AT&T’s Bell Labs. Linux is a clone of Unix, but there are many differences between these two operating systems. Here are the main ones:
Linux – most Linux distributions are free.
Unix – most UNIX systems are not free.
Linux – mobile phones, tablet computers, desktop computers.
Unix – developed mainly for mainframes and servers.
Linux – open source.
Unix – mostly closed source.
Linux – Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, openSUSE.
Unix – OS X, Solaris, IBM AIX.
Linux – Linux kernel is developed by the community.
Unix – IBM, HP, Oracle.