Unix is a computer operating system. UNIX controls how the computer talks to peripherals like
What makes UNIX different from other operating systems is Multi-User - more than one person can use the computer at the same time
Although many different computers can run UNIX, there are slight differences between the different versions of UNIX, for example, Silicon Graphics UNIX is called IRIX, PMGM runs Solaris, and CMGM runs the SUNOS version of UNIX.
Programs that are written for one version of the operating system will not run on computers with a different version of UNIX.