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Old 11-14-2001
Question Unix for Macintosh

Hi all,

I'm a Mac-user (imac se at the moment), using Mac OS 9.1

I really want to learn how to work with unix-systems.

What is the best place for me to start?
Where can i download a system?
Can i still use my imac as a software basestation for an ibook running OS 9.1?
It seems like i can't find the answers to my questions anywhere on the net...

If you do know the answers, please let me know!

Thanks!
Icarus
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Old 11-14-2001
Consider upgrading to Mac OS X. You and run OS 9 applications on top of OS X.
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Old 11-14-2001
Well thought it was quite expensive... 500 guilders (about $200) is a lot more then a free version of Unix... specially when you just want to try it first for a while...
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Old 11-14-2001
If you want to run UNIX on Apple architecture, then one choice is OS X. You can download and run the OS X kernel, Darwin for free. What you pay for in OS X is the cool graphical tools, AQUA, COCOA, etc. If you want just run freeware, then you can download Darwin, download GCC and then run XFREE86 no problem, if you want X.
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Old 11-14-2001
Thank you for giving me this advise and explanaition! That's really something i can use!

Now the only question is: where to download??
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Old 11-14-2001
http://www.opensource.apple.com//

http://www.opensource.apple.com//
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