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Understanding OS roles and group_names

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Hello to all ;

I have difficulties to distinguish OS roles and OS privileges.

http://www.toadworld.com/KNOWLEDGE/KnowledgeXpertforOracle/tabid/648/TopicID/ADM64E/Default.aspx
This link says ;
Oracle creates  two roles when  install the Oracle executables:
OSOPER
OSDBA

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/install.102/b25286/pre_install.htm
This link says:
OSDBA and OSOPER  are  groups.
Group OSDBA having SYSDBA privilege
Group OSOPER having OSOPER Privilege


My Question in oracle 10g :

OSDBA and OSOPER : are they OS group_name ?
OSDBA and OSOPER : are they OS_roles ?

Please clarify .. thanks
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