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Old 01-27-2002
Question Having a Unix system installed side to side with Windows?

Atm i have Windows 98. Can i install a Unix system like Redhat on my computer, and on boot choose which one to go to? Like i can with Win95 & 98...
Please help me. I dont know alot about unix so im still learning. I just know its better than Win for the internet and it doesnt crash.

Smilie
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Old 01-27-2002
Computer

Thanks, that helped me too.
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Old 01-27-2002
MySQL Thx!

Thx m8, that helped me alot. Btw, what are the differences between Redhat, Linux, Unix and all the other things u can tell me about that are important for a noob? Smilie
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Old 01-28-2002
Let me put it simply:

DOS is to Windows 9x
as
Unix is to Linux (or any other "visual" Unix based OS)


** by visual i mean non command prompt, or like Windows where you dont have to type in all your commands**
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Old 01-28-2002
So, erm, what you guys are saying is, is that UNiX Doesn't have a Graphical mode? It's all terminal? Not that i mind, but never even saw a unix machine, thus i am curious Smilie
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Old 01-28-2002
yuh yuh... the old unix systems (before X windows) were character based displayed on a monochrome monitor. everything needs keystroke. Smilie

despite that fact, our guru was able to develope a powerful text editor like vi which can do block, cut, copy, paste and many other commands between seperate files in a single buffer --- all using merely keyboard. my younger brothers who were born "after mouse" were amazed when i demo to them the power of vi on a green monochrome screen...heheh Smilie) yeh...long live keyboard!
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Old 01-28-2002
Tools Ok..

So it goes like the MS OSs...:
Dos->Windows
Unix->Linux->Redhat & all the other version
?

Should i install Linux or Redhat? What Unix based OS has the most powerful graphics, like the most suitable Unix OS for playing games...
 

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