Crash course in UNIX

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Brad, May 31, 2006.

  1. Brad

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    Anyone recommend one? Something online is preferrable.
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im intrested too read through unix for dummys (kinda) but id love something a bit... better. i have a unix machine id like to play with.
     
  3. Bman

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    the best thing u could do is try a distro out, play around with it, and depending on which one u choose go to their forums, always alot of help and tuts on those
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    but for someone who doesent have a unix box? i was under the impression that unix was kinda like macs and hardware specific
     
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    not sure what you mean, why do you want to read up on it.

    do you want to start using linux, or want to know more about mac, etc etc??
     
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  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You can read all the books you want, but until you setup a machine and break it a few times, you don't really get a feel for it.

    There are plenty of different unix boxes and yes some are hardware dependent e.g. SPARC, but Free/Net/OpenBSD are all unices and run on x86-class [as well as many other] processors. Linux is unix-like, but not really unix, you wont learn anything from Ubuntu. Personally I love FreeBSD as far as unix goes.
     
  8. Bman

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    i would disagree with you, i think if your starting off Ubuntu is great, you do learn alot from it, u need too, and then u can move on from there
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Ubuntu doesn't let you do anything. If you actually want to learn linux, start with something that lets you learn, e.g. Slackware or Gentoo. If you want to learn unix, use FreeBSD. They are all usable without any experience as long as you are willing to use google and have some patience.
     
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    i have never used any of those other distros, so I wouldn't really know, but I find that ubuntu makes some things easier to use, so that way you can figure it out and learn from it.... but yea

    any distro you will learn from, there are forums to help you out on each one
     
  11. Brad

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    I need to learn UNIX (or at least have a higher level understanding of it) for a training session in StillSecure at headquarters at the end of next month. Can I learn it in 2 weeks or am I screwed?
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I donno if your screwed, but I'd get started....
     
  13. Bman

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    its hard, but not that hard
     
  14. X-Istence

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    Download FreeBSD and install it, maintain it, and run with it. It is what this site is hosted on!
     
  15. ThePatriot

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    Yeah, what X-Istence said!

    We run SCO Unix on all kinds of x86 machines, from paperweights like Pentium 75's running VERY old versions of Xenix (google that one!) to modern P4 3Ghz+ machines running Unixware (a Linux-like environment, but still a Unix System V derivative at heart).

    Two weeks is short, but you can at least get a working knowledge in that timeframe. Good luck!
     
  16. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    SCO? You should be SHOT!
     
  17. ThePatriot

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    LOL! They've been using SCO since way before my time there and way before SCO was taboo! :laugh:
     
  18. Brad

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    I am downloading freebsd right now
     
  19. Brad

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    forgive my ignorance, but isn't freebsd Linux?
     
  20. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    No, FreeBSD is unix, well atleast a derivitive of it. Bell labs owns the unix copyright

    FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon 64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC®, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.

    http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/bsdi/930303.ruling.txt