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Old 07-23-2001
Data how do i run unix?

wut is it? im really illeterate to this stuff. where do i download it? im confused.Smilie
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Old 07-23-2001
UNIX is an operating system that has many differernt variants, or flavors, all based on the same principles. You can download Solaris from http://www.sun.com or RedHat Linux from http://www.redhat.com if you have a fast Internet connection and a CD burner. Otherwise you ay consider purchasing either. Solaris is $75 and includes a bunch of software/documentation, and RedHat is ~$40 and also includes software.
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Old 07-23-2001
so can i have windows and unix on the same hd? and is unix like really hard to run or is it easy like windows?


and.. i have cable but why do i need a cd burner, i have one though but i think its like virused.

and. is it like telnet or dos? like can i run games on it?



i know... i dont know crap about this but i gotta learn sometime.
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Old 07-23-2001
Search the forum on how to install Linux and Windows on the same machine (on the same disk or separate disks) as this topic has been covered many times.

"Hard" and "Easy" are subjective terms in this context Smilie Many people regard windows as being easy due to the GUI, however the UNIXes and LINUX have well developed and just as easy to use GUI's. Anything can become easy, it just takes a bit of time and patience to become familiar with something. *IX has the pretty GUI capabilities combined with the good old command line which is the qucikest, most powerful and versatile method of interfacing with a much more stable operating system.

You need a CD burner in order to copy the operating system(s) that you download from the internet onto a CD which can then be used as to install from. If your burner is not working, then you can always order the CD's of the relevant operating system from the websites mentioned.

I'm not sure what you mean by is it "telnet" or DOS. Both Windows and *IX have telnet capability, it's a universal means of gaining access to a machine. *IX has games, I am not too sure on the level of sophistication and development with regards to that however, if you're spending time playing games on a *IX machine I believe you're really wasting it's potential and missing the more fun stuff Smilie

Regards.

alwayslearningunix
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Old 07-23-2001
man this sounds too hard...i think im a mess up my comp trying this stuff but thats ok.
 

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