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  • adj. Said of a computer operating system that behaves closely to Unix. Often used to describe systems which do not qualify for use of the Unix trademark.
  • adj. Said of a computer program having design principles consistent with those of Unix


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  • The application boasts similar features to most of the rest, like download scheduling and remote control, but also has nice integration with OS X, including Dock and Growl notifications and built-in Quick Look. rTorrent (* nix) rTorrent is a text-based BitTorrent client that runs on Linux and Unix-like systems.

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  • [4] The term Linux is often used as a generic term for Unix-like computer operating systems based on the Linux kernel.

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  • It is widely used not only on Unix-like operating systems but also in many other computing systems.

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  • Its core, named Darwin, is a free and open source, Unix-like operating system built on top of the XNU kernel, with standard Unix facilities available from the command line interface.

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  • For those not familiar with free software, Linux is a "Unix-like" operating system, based on the Linux kernel written by Linus Torvalds who currently resides in the heart of the Pacific Northwest - Portland, Oregon.

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  • He's built a simple kernel for a Unix-like operating system that runs on an Intel 386 processor, and he wants to develop it further. August 2009 Archives

  • While these 10 commands are generic and applicable on all systems with a Unix-like terminal, Mac OS X offers a few Mac-specific tools.

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  • Shell-lovers are going to flip for this one:, which bills itself “the unofficial google shell,” puts a Unix-like command line interface to Google on a web page using the magic of Ajax. Unix-like Google Command Line | Lifehacker Australia

  • Firefox runs on various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems.

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  • In 1983, Richard Stallman founded the GNU Project, with the goal of developing a complete Unix-like operating system composed entirely of free software.

    The Linux Project


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