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Old 08-29-2002
Unix?Help!!

I just started classes at UNO and I am getting a Computer Science degree. I have never used Unix before so I don't know anything about it. We are using Sun Microsystems with the Solaris OS in our labs at school. Is there any way that I can get something to practice and use at home? How much would it cost? Is there a free OS? Can I run anything on Windows that might emulate it? Can somebody give me some info on this???Smilie
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Old 08-29-2002
Try searching the forums.
Some key phrases might include "unix download", "solaris download", or "Unix AND Windows".

Also, check out the Sun site for info on Solaris:
http://www.sun.com
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Old 08-30-2002
Re: Unix?Help!!

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Originally posted by bjm2020
I just started classes at UNO and I am getting a Computer Science degree. I have never used Unix before so I don't know anything about it. We are using Sun Microsystems with the Solaris OS in our labs at school. Is there any way that I can get something to practice and use at home? How much would it cost? Is there a free OS? Can I run anything on Windows that might emulate it? Can somebody give me some info on this???Smilie
Are you using Solaris on x86 or SPARC?
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Old 08-30-2002
I have no idea. I have never used unix before. I take this class once a week. It it an introduction to Object Oriented Programming with Java.
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Old 08-30-2002
I'm really lost! I have no idea what to use that would help me on my pc at home!Smilie
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Old 08-30-2002
if you are honestly looking to useing unix at home and you are a very NEW user. i would look into installing linux as your OS.

If you are just looking to be able to use unix from home. i would ask your teacher or the school counsler/advisor at your school if they offer remote access. such as dial in. or if you can "telenet" to a unix machine at school to do your work.

your teacher could deffiently point you in the right direction with all unix questions and school related questions.

if your teacher can not point you in the right direction to WHO to ACTUALLY talk to then i woudl drop out and find a school w/ teachers who actually care about there students.
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Old 08-30-2002
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Originally posted by Optimus_P
if you are honestly looking to useing unix at home and you are a very NEW user. i would look into installing linux as your OS.

If you are just looking to be able to use unix from home. i would ask your teacher or the school counsler/advisor at your school if they offer remote access. such as dial in. or if you can "telenet" to a unix machine at school to do your work.

your teacher could deffiently point you in the right direction with all unix questions and school related questions.

if your teacher can not point you in the right direction to WHO to ACTUALLY talk to then i woudl drop out and find a school w/ teachers who actually care about there students.
Good Point! I didn't even think of that! I'm gonna ask the teacher on Wednesday when I go to class. Thanks for the help!
 

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