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Old 10-28-2007
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i know by posting this people are going to get mad at me but, when i try to download unix for my Windows XP i find a whole bunch of files that i dont know what to do with, so please help, sorry if this has already been posted... or is a stupid question Smilie
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Old 10-28-2007
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Originally Posted by DarkestEvil
when i try to download unix for my Windows XP
What do you mean by "unix for Windows XP", do you mean "Microsoft Services For UNIX"?

Tell us what you are trying to download and from where and what you are expecting to get.
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Old 10-29-2007
i just want to get unix, im just informing that i have an XP
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Old 10-29-2007
1. What are you going to use it for?

2. What machine are you going to put it on?

3. What implementation, Solaris, Linux, Net/Free/OpenBSD?

4. What distribution are you going to use?
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Old 10-29-2007
1. I want to get into my computer better so I can patch it up.
2. Windows XP Home Edition
3. OpenBSD
4. What?
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Old 10-29-2007
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Originally Posted by DarkestEvil
1. I want to get into my computer better so I can patch it up.
2. Windows XP Home Edition
3. OpenBSD
4. What?
"Windows XP Home Edition" is an operating system, not a machine.

Are you intending a dual-boot solution?
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Old 10-30-2007
I think you are misunderstanding something fundamental. . . .

Unix is not a program you download and install. It is a whole new OS. So you can't download "Unix for Windows XP" like you said. If you install Unix you won't have Windows XP any more.

You can do a dual boot solution where you can boot your computer to XP or Unix, but not both at the same time.
 
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