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#9150 - 02/27/03 03:07 AM unix vs. linux
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I have noticed that many of the programs out there only run on unix or linux. So i got confused on which one i should download? Could someone help me out?

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#9151 - 02/27/03 04:30 AM Re: unix vs. linux
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Commercial Unix generally costs money (BSDi for example). Your best bet is to go with a Linux Distro since their generall all free.

Most newbies want to start on either Redhat, Mandrake or FreeBSD.

I myself prefer FreeBSD, Slackware, Debian.

I actually have a commercial copy of BSDi 3.5 and I tell you that you will have NO need for a commercial distribution.


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#9152 - 03/01/03 08:53 PM Re: unix vs. linux
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FreeBSD will run linux binaries, and you can get packages for other BSD's that'll allow them to do the same. Linux might have the reciprocal, not sure.

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