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IIRC it is actually a certified Unix.



http://www.opengroup.org/openbrand/bpl/ Your options for certified UNIX seem to be Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, OS X and Inspur K-UX. WTF is Inspur K-UX?

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> WTF is Inspur K-UX?

That is really interesting: http://beta.slashdot.org/submission/3145593/unix-03-certifie...

Rebranded RHEL?

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That is interesting. If true, it would be the first GNU/Linux derived OS to achieve UNIX(™) compatibility. Whether Linux distributions could trivially be made compatible has been a hypothetical debate so far ("nobody wants to pay the licensing fees.") It would be big news to see that borne out. Hopefully more details will become available.

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Lasermoon Linux was the first POSIX certified distro:

http://www.ukuug.org/newsletter/linux-newsletter/linux@uk21/...

For Linux distros they are either too small to be certified, or too large to care for it anymore.

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Red Hat Linux was certified UNIX sometime in 5.x days, IIRC.

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'Being a certified Unix' and 'Stemming from Unix' are orthogonal properties; neither implies the other.

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Nit-picking: the statement that these two things are orthogonal is much stronger than the statement that they are such that neither implies the other. The latter is compatible with a high degree of correlation; the former is not.

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No dispute here, I was just pointing out that OS X not only stems from Unix (as does, say, FreeBSD), but the "is-a" property also stems from the Open Group actually putting a stamp on it.

This isn't to say OS X is "more of a Unix" than FreeBSD. It means simply what is says, without any other implication: the group that is allowed to say "yeah, this is unix" said that about OS X.

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