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English: A diagram showing the key Unix and Unix-like operating systems
Deutsch: Ein Diagramm, das die wichtigsten Unix-basierten Betriebssysteme darstellt
Source Levenez Unix History Diagram, Information on the history of IBM's AIX on
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A diagram showing key Unix and Unix-like operating systems, when they were created, how they are derived from each other, and their source model.

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current20:17, 26 October 2020Thumbnail for version as of 20:17, 26 October 20202,012 × 1,462 (95 KB)Emil EnglerOpenBSD 6.8
16:37, 23 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 16:37, 23 May 20202,012 × 1,462 (95 KB)OknazevadReverted to version as of 17:04, 21 May 2020 (UTC) again, there's no support for z/OS as a native Unix system, on this talk page of any other that I can find. It's a compatibility layer, not a native Unix system. We don't include Windows systems with a compatibility layer.
14:27, 23 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 14:27, 23 May 20202,005 × 1,371 (118 KB)Altanner1991MVS/ESA SP 4.3 OpenEdition, OS/390
20:25, 22 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 20:25, 22 May 20202,005 × 1,371 (116 KB)Altanner1991alignment-spacing/fixing the wrong file
20:15, 22 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 20:15, 22 May 20202,012 × 1,462 (115 KB)Altanner1991improving symmetricity
19:59, 22 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 19:59, 22 May 20202,005 × 1,371 (116 KB)Altanner1991(thumbnail issue)
19:58, 22 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 19:58, 22 May 20202,000 × 1,371 (116 KB)Altanner1991Reverted to version as of 19:50, 22 May 2020 (UTC) used the wrong file in the upload
19:56, 22 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 19:56, 22 May 20202,005 × 1,371 (116 KB)Altanner1991slight fix on spacing (and finishing file changes which were cut) MINIX is, like Linux, also an "independent reimplementation" clone. Please refer to the relevant talk page section if wanting to debate the issue. No other major operating system is missing now.
19:50, 22 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 19:50, 22 May 20202,000 × 1,371 (116 KB)Altanner1991Including z/OS has for some time now been the opinion on the relevant Unix talk page section. Minix and Linux are less UNIX than z/OS. Indeed "Linux is a Unix Clone and shares no actual code."; UNIX codes are proprietary. "The Linux kernel did not start with any other UNIX code as a base. However, during the SCO vs IBM lawsuit, it was shown that Linux contained some code from a UNIX OS based on BSD known as Dynix." (There is a StackExchange discussion which lists all of these points.) MINIX i...
17:04, 21 May 2020Thumbnail for version as of 17:04, 21 May 20202,012 × 1,462 (95 KB)Emil EnglerOpenBSD 6.7 was released yesterday
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