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#16005 - 11/27/02 12:37 PM What is UNIX
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What is UNIX???
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#16006 - 11/27/02 03:57 PM Re: What is UNIX
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This should be in the *nix forum.

Well to explain it simple.

Unix is an operating system just as Windows. Bu mostly used on servers / mainframes. And very expensive. There also are free *nix clones out there. you have the bsd part (freebsd, openbsd and netbsd, the most common), Plan9 (pretty unknown but it's there somewhere ) and offcourse pretty known, linux (slackware, ...)

So if you want to learn about *nix get yourself a few books about it and i'd suggest getting some linux flavor (linux distro) (cause linux still is the most easy form of *nix to start with) and start experimenting.
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#16007 - 11/27/02 04:20 PM Re: What is UNIX
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Kickfoot doesn't even know what Unix is, you think he/she knows how to experiment with Linux?

http://www.unix.org/what_is_unix.html
http://www.unix.com/
http://www.ugu.com/

Follow those links into a happily, lazy oblivion. They may or may not help you.
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#16008 - 11/28/02 03:36 AM Re: What is UNIX
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Quote:
Originally posted by Asteos:
Kickfoot doesn't even know what Unix is, you think he/she knows how to experiment with Linux?
read more carefully!
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Originally posted by Predator:

So if you want to learn about *nix get yourself a few books about it and i'd suggest getting some linux flavor (linux distro) (cause linux still is the most easy form of *nix to start with) and start experimenting.
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#16009 - 11/28/02 12:41 PM Re: What is UNIX
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Ture, Kickfoot check out some of the links that Asteos posted. Then once you learn about unix look up some stuff about Linux. I am sure you can learn a lot, just takes some reading and later on experimenting. It's fun to learn a bout. If you get really serious about Unix and if you get in Linux , the Dummies book series are good starters. Unix for Dummies, then plenty of Linux for Dummies and Red Hat Linux for dummies. Any other links you want, ideas, etc do feel free to contact any of us.
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#16010 - 11/28/02 02:17 PM Re: What is UNIX
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The dummies series will teach you exactly NOTHING about using *nix. About the only thing you'll get from them is a false sense of knowing what you're doing.

Go check out "Running Linux" published by O'Reilly publications. That would be a good starting place. And if you would like a copy of Linux go to http://www.linuxiso.org . It could take ya a while to download depending on your connection speed.

But DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on a Dummies book!!! When they say "Unix for dummies" they mean "Read this book if you are a complete idiot".

And FYI: I have a copy of "linux for dummies". Saw it for five bucks and figured what the hell. That is $5 that I'm never gonna get back. Hell, I don't even want to use it as a doorstop cause then people will know I own it.

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#16011 - 11/28/02 03:13 PM Re: What is UNIX
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* For Dummie's is useful if you're completely in the dark on something (programming and Unix mainly) they're not a complete waste of money. It's good for a kickstart or something. I wouldn't base a whole curiculum on it, hell no, but like I said, it's not COMPLETELY useless.
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#16012 - 11/30/02 02:31 AM Re: What is UNIX
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That is the way you feel about the series but there is no true of false factor to this. Some people find the Dummies books great some not, it might be useful for him and I am here to give a list of rescources to him. Now your acts were very immature and not needed. Because of your actions this post will be locked, think not just about your self and be nice. That was uncalled for.
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#16013 - 12/15/02 02:55 AM Re: What is UNIX
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if u wanna learn Unix install this

http://www.cygwin.com

its sorta unix for windows, doesent have all the commands and options but it does teach you the basics

another site is go to

http://www.hackerslab.org

its a site that's all about unix theres 17 levels and you have to find the pass to go to the next level. You connect through telnet, go through the site and it will explaine everything
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#16014 - 12/15/02 02:10 PM Re: What is UNIX
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UNIX:
a powerful operating system developed at the Bell Telephone Laboratories

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#16015 - 12/18/02 07:01 PM Re: What is UNIX
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Unix history lesson

Way back before you were a nut stain a Section of The old Bell Telephone company(When there was one company) was involved in a group effort to develope a multi user operating system. There were several companys involved. The OS was to be called Multics. Well that never happened and Bell Labs pulled out. To make a Long long long story short

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie created their brain-child UNIX(name was a kinda play on "Multics") in assembly code.

Some years late Ken Thompson was a teacher at the University of Berly. He and his students re-wrote all of the Unix Source code. Not one line was the same. They called it Berkeley Software Distribution. You will see many call it BSD. Also know as system VII. Last True Unix Version was Unix System V Revision 4 or SVR4 from AT&T.

True Unix is expensive and usally requires a special computer to run it. Solaris for example is a true Unix and required a Sun Spark station or Sun Blade.

The latest edition to the long ass list in the Unix or *nix family is Linux. A bit of a smaller program designed to run on P.C's and laptops. BSD can also now run on P.C.'s and laptops.

There are Many many many versions of Unix, Linux, BSD, and so on out there. Some include but are not limited to

Solaris
XENIX
SVR4
System 5
Open BSD
Net BSD
Free BSD
Linux Red Hat
Mandrake Linus
SuSE Linux
gentoo
denian
Slackware
Yellow dog
Linex

Originaly the entire Unix code was writen in assembly, I belive system V marked the first Unix version writen in C.

Oh Bell Labs also developed the C and C++ programing languages to have a language to package with Unix.
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