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Old 04-01-2006
Newbie: Simulate unix on my pc

i am new with unix. Just came back from a course, unix basics for aix.
So for me to practice, i want to install a simulation program for unix om my Windows Xp pc. Dual boot must it be.
Does anybody have a suggestion for this dummy???


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Old 04-01-2006
Try to get Linux CDs from somewhere. Setting up dual boot is quite easy. Almost all boot loaders will detect that you have Windows installed and ask to setup dual boot. If you want to install a Linux simulation inside Windows, download Cygwin from here
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Old 04-01-2006
I second the vote for cygwin. We use it in production on XP boxes. Our current use is for updating PC servers with files from secure production boxes, using ssh and rsync
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Old 04-03-2006
hi ,
In addition to cygwin other alternative is SFU (Services For unix) by microsoft. Try SFU 3.5 version.It s free downlodabel software from It has all three shells - C shell, Bash shell and Ksh shell unlike cygwing which has Bash shell alone.
Enjoy !!!!
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Old 01-16-2008
Bug Ok, i have installed Fedora.

Ok, i have installed Fedora. I will practice with it.
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Old 01-16-2008
don't forget about vmware.

you could use vmware player for free and download a Linux "appliance" with having to modify your current system and you could have them both up at the same time.

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