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Is the BeOS a replacement for UNIX?

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The BeOS:
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BeOS, Features, Unix, design, kernel, Mach, command line, GNU, POSIX, bash, Linux
No, it's not, or at least not quite. Our system sports bash from GNU as a command line interface, and a POSIX compatibility library. With many of the GNU applications ported to the BeOS and available from the bash command line, we have what for many people is a reasonable replacement for UNIX.

We're hoping that enterprising developers will port and distribute all the other whizzy UNIX-derived commands we don't get to. We have a nearly complete POSIX layer to make this easier.

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