Q: I have a spare Intel box to install Unix on, which version is the best?
A: There is no single "best" vendor. Intel machines can run Linux, *BSD, and Solaris. Linux is available from various vendors such as Redhat, Mandrake, Suse, Slackware, Debian, etc. Solaris costs approximately $75 for the source media, or you can download it for free from Sun's website. The download is approximately 800 megabytes. Other distributions range from $5 on up depending on the level of support you get with it. Many may also be downloaded for free from the Internet. If your goal is to simply learn Unix, any distribution will probably work. If you have a specific purpose in mind, please research the appropriate vendor websites to determine if their product will meet your needs.
There is a shell including many functions, when I run ksh -x/-v to see the call sequence, but how do I know which function cost more?
Of course, use time CMD to get the scripts runnning time, while it can not tell me which cost more.
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Hi I'm recently learning about Unix. I'd like to know more about it specially what is the cost to set up a Unix system and the scope of the system. Where can I find this information?
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