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I want to learn unix basics, and i want to know wheter linux is working the same way other unix os's work. Is knowing linux is enough in order to understand the unix os?

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For most intents and purposes, linux and unix are the same.  Sure, some religous zealot will claim otherwise but my opinion is that if it looks, acts, smells, and works like unix, it must be unix.  The really nice thing about linux, is that full source code is available for everything.  If and when you get to the point of wanting to really understand something, it there for your study.  Linux also runs on low cost hardware which is really nice as well. While there are differences buried down inside the kernel (and really not that much) the user and administrative "interfaces" to linux and unix are minimal.  In fact, you'll find great differences between two major flavors of "unix" like HPUX and Solaris.
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Im learning SCO Open Server and Ive installed OpenCaldera in my computer and basically I don't see much difference. So having Linux installed in your computer wont hurt you for sure as it is free.. help you evaulate what you want from Unix etc..

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