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Old 05-08-2001
this is going to sound really stupid, but i am new to unix and only have a tiny bit of experience with it such as typing in commands. that's about it. where can i get a copy of the unix software? isn't free to download somewhere?
# 2  
Old 05-09-2001
Yes it is free. and it's every were nowadays. This site offers "Redhat Linux with CD & Full documentation". see https://www.unix.com

if you are interested and experienced in large downloads there are lots of ftp sites that offers free linux downloads.
checkout:
http://www.redhat.com
http://www.linux-mandrake.com
http://www.debain.org
http://slackware.com

Since you are new to linux/unix Linux-mandrake would be nice one as a staring point. (it's redhat kde top on it)

you can also give a try to BSD UNIX http://www.freebsd.org


HTH
# 3  
Old 05-09-2001
cool thanks
# 4  
Old 05-09-2001
BTW: I grab much of my Linux code from the old site:

http://sunsite.unc.edu/

Perhaps we should upgrade the https://www.unix.com homepage to add links to the major download sites for each code base?

What do you think?
# 5  
Old 09-10-2002
MySQL

That would be a great idea, I, too, am new to unix, but have a strong background in perl, and other unix-based-languages...
It would be, also, cool if somebody made a chart that compared the popular flavors in terms of, reliabibly, support, cost to purchase cds, etc...
# 6  
Old 09-10-2002
I just wanted to plug a few extra UNIX systems - full blown and NOT just kernels:

www.FreeBSD.org
www.NetBSD.org
www.OpenBSD.org

I'm a BIG fan of FreeBSD!

Smilie
# 7  
Old 09-10-2002
A linux link page would be great!

I agree Neo, that seems to be a dominant question on your forums.

Also, about ONLINE tutorials for UNIX as well. I have a few I could send in.

Where to get it.
How to load it.
How to dual boot it.
Where can I get peripheral software form for it.



I would say you could create a forum just for those things. I know I would like to learn more. I only have an old 7.x version of Mandrake an a Developers version of Solaris from about 4 years ago.


Smilie
 

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