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# 8  
Old 01-28-2002
RedHat is a Linux distro, Redhat IS Linux, just like we have Windows 98, millenium Win2k etc. All diffrent Distro's but stil windows. hope you get my point. And i would do sme research about the O/S What would best suit you and ask around some ppl what they use and WHY they use it.
# 9  
Old 01-28-2002
Computer thx dude!

Wow, thx. Yeh i understood what u mean. Please post your results, that would really help me... thx again!
# 10  
Old 01-28-2002
It's no problem to install a Linux version and W98. Just make some partitions and you should be allright.

Linux comes with a bootmanager (LILO) so thats no problem.

Which Linux verion?? I'm using Linux SuSe, but Red Hat is also ok.
# 11  
Old 01-28-2002
Okie. Hello to everyone. I'm still new to Unix and such. What's the diff between Unix and Linux?
# 12  
Old 01-28-2002
Network Argh

Ixion, such question has already been answered in here. If you didnt understand the answers, then make your own topic. I'm still waiting for answers to my own question, so please dont interrupt topics with your own questions....
# 13  
Old 01-28-2002
prefer SuSE.
# 14  
Old 01-29-2002
I should restarin myself from replying to this thread, but there is a LOT of inaccuracy here, and I don't want anyone to be confused.

First off, Unix is Linux, and vice-versa. That has nothing to do with graphical interfaces. A graphical interface is simply an application that you can turn on and off. Read a little history about Unix at http://unix.about.com .

Also, there is nowhere that you can buy a product called Unix. Unix is an operating system structure. Currently, Linux, *BSD, Minix, etc... are actually "Unix-like operating systems". They act like Unix, but since Unix doesn't really exist anymore (as a product), that's as close as you're going to get.

Picking favorite Linux / BSD distributions is like picking favorite cars: everyone has their own opinions and reasons.

Linux choices include:
Redhat, Mandrake, SuSe, Slackware, Caldera, Storm, Debian, etc, etc etc...

BSD is a little more simple:
BSD/OS, BSDi, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD...

Frankly, I think the best way to decide is to try a few out, and then decide. Check out http://www.cheapbytes.com for some great deals.

And most importantly, learn to read all the documentation you can first! Unix helps those that help themselves. We all get questions, but most of the common ones have been answered here before. Read the FAQ, learn the Search utility, and check out the entire site before posting.
Otherwise, you'll quickly learn the meaning of RTFM...
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