What is difference between unix and linux
Where can I get complete information about Unix and Linux differences? I want specific detailed information even in architecture level.
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There are lots of differences between different Unix systems. There are also lots of differences between various Linux systems. While there are tons of things that USUALLY distinguish a Linux system from a Unix system, you'll always find exceptions, so the only absolute differences are the Kernels. The Linux Kernel is the one thing that all Linux distributions have in common. The Linux Kernel is open source and well documented. The only problem is that Unix systems do NOT all share the same kernel. Each Unix system has its own proprietary kernel. Some are documented better than others, but they are not open source, so you can't read the source code.
So you could ask, "What are all the differences between the HP-UX Unix Kernel and the Linux Kernel" or "What are all the differences between AIX Unix Kernel and the Linux Kernel"?
The answers to those questions are incredibly vast. The only way to answer these questions would be to pour over the documentation for the HP-UX Kernel and the Linux Kernel and compare item by item how they perform scheduling and system calls and things like that. At the end of the day this won't even be all that useful in answering the differences between how the systems are used, like if you are trying to migrate programs from HP-UX to Ubuntu, because that will depend a lot on which core-utils you use and which libraries you use and how those differ in their structure on the two systems.
Your question would require a book (possibly multiple volumes) to answer.
However, whether this answers your question or not, the Rosetta Stone for Unix will give you a bit of an overview and is a useful reference in its own right.