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The Linux kernel might not be “very UNIX-ish” but the GNU/Linux integrated system clearly adheres to the basic UNIX philosophy (multi-user, everything-is-a-file, userland shell, non-mandatory non-privileged GUI).

Not all OSes have these same foundational pillars. What I meant to express is that Linux does whereas others (as disjoint as Genera, Windows NT, BeOS Amiga) don't.

In a sense Linux is more "unix" than most, as it seems to expose via virtual file systems what other _nix expose via APIs.

In this sense, plan 9 is more unix than unix....

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