We know that both linux and unix are operating syastems. But there are many differences between them:
1.What is it?
|Linux is an example of Open Source software development and Free Operating System (OS).
Unix is an operating system that is very popular in universities, companies, big enterprises etc.
2. Development and Distribution:
Linux is developed by Open Source development i.e. through sharing and collaboration of code and features through forums etc and it is distributed by various vendors.
Unix systems are divided into various other flavors, mostly developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors and non-profit organizations.
Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from mobile phones, tablet computers and video game consoles, to mainframes and supercomputers.
The UNIX operating system is used in internet servers, workstations & PCs. Backbone of the majority of finance infastructure and many 24x365 high availability solutions.
Linux typically provides two GUIs, KDE and Gnome. But there are millions of alternatives such as LXDE, Xfce, Unity, Mate, twm, ect.
Initially Unix was a command based OS, but later a GUI was created called Common Desktop Environment. Most distributions now ship with Gnome.
5. Manufacturer :
Linux kernel is developed by the community. Linus Torvalds oversees things.
Unix: Three bigest distributions are Solaris (Oracle), AIX (IBM) & HP-UX Hewlett Packard. And Apple Makes OSX, an unix based os..
linux: Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, Debian, Archlinux, Android etc.
unix: OS X, Solaris, All Linux