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Old 09-15-2008
Converting a Windows system to a UNIX system

Hello

I am looking for advise on how to convert a windows based computer system into a UNIX based operating system.. I would like to be able to learn UNIX better than I know it and work didn't allow me to work with UNIX much.
Is there a book where I could learn how to accomplish that conversion? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

baksg1995
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Old 09-15-2008
conversion in the sense??
you can go for some run time live CD's like ubuntu..
and Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide this will help you..
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Old 09-15-2008
So I can run UNIX right on the windows system by using a CD. I was told I would have to partition the hard drive, download UNIX onto that new partition and use a A/B switch to switch from Windows to a UNIX operating system. How do I get a copy of ubuntu?

baksg1995
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Old 09-15-2008
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Originally Posted by baksg1995
So I can run UNIX right on the windows system by using a CD. I was told I would have to partition the hard drive, download UNIX onto that new partition and use a A/B switch to switch from Windows to a UNIX operating system. How do I get a copy of ubuntu?

baksg1995
its free you can either download it or you can request for free CD
Get Ubuntu - Download, request a CD, or buy on CD/DVD | Ubuntu
this is run time CD so no need of installation
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Old 09-15-2008
Thanks
I will check that out and may I post further question as I endevor into the world of UNIX.
baksg1995
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Old 09-15-2008
definately yes.
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Old 09-17-2008
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Originally Posted by baksg1995
Hello

I am looking for advise on how to convert a windows based computer system into a UNIX based operating system.. I would like to be able to learn UNIX better than I know it and work didn't allow me to work with UNIX much.
Is there a book where I could learn how to accomplish that conversion? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

baksg1995
I would recommend you to have a look about OpenSolaris. It is a competitor of GNU/Linux but it is a true descendant of unix.
 

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