*NIX

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

*nix*NIX is a term used to describe Unix or Linux, as well as Unix or Linux variants. This term is often seen in a description, compatibility, or requirement setting. For example, the example below may be seen on a job requirement.

*NIX experience required

The above example indicates that the job requires that the user have Unix/Linux or Unix/Linux variant knowledge.

Operating system terms