[Nottingham] POSIX

Steve Caddy nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Feb 18 18:03:01 2003

> POSIX is a standard that *NIX operating systems (BSD, Linux, UNIX 
> proper) should meet to be considered properly UNIX compliant.
> How's that for fast service?

Fast service, maybe, but correct answer, not really, considering that
Windows NT/2k is also (supposed to be) POSIX compliant. In a nutshell,
it's a standard interface for programs to talk to the OS with.

I'd love to know what an operating system should be to be "UNIX
compliant" :-))


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