Unix vs. Apple OS?
August 29, 2011 3:09 PM Subscribe
CompSciFilter: Someone kindly explain to me what differentiates Unix and Apple OS.
posted by lobbyist to computers & internet (29 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
So this semester, I decided to enroll in my first computer science course, "Object Oriented Programming: Java." Today -- the first day of class -- my professor lectured a bit about Unix, and how Apple incorporated(...?) Unix into its operating system a few years ago.
We then went into the computer lab (where we used Macs), and used the program "Terminal" to start/close programs, save text documents, ect. The professor said something along the lines of: "the commands you are entering communicate with the Unix operating system."
So, I really don't get the difference between Unix and Mac OS, at all. With that in mind, is there something exactly like Terminal (or is that Windows' command prompt?) for Windows Seven so that I can "practice" what we did in class on my laptop?
Sorry if this seems somewhat confusing.