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Learning Unix

Posted on 2009-04-13
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Last Modified: 2014-06-20
Please suggest a god site or a good way to learn unix and practise it.
Thanks in advance
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parbul earned 100 total points
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If you only have access to WinDoze, to practice you may want to download and install "cygwin":
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If you have only Windoze - acquire VMWare Server and run at least OpenBSD, Ubuntu and (CentOS or OpenSUSE) and (Solaris or OpenSolaris) inside it
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As you said I downloaded VMware Server 2.0 and tried to install it but I am having issues with IIS7.0 on windows vista operating system.
I have Ubuntu and OpenSuse.
Is there a work around the VMware problem.
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IE and ActiveX kind of do not fit into UNIX picture. It works for me.
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gheist earned 200 total points
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Instal Virtualbox, Parallels,Qemu - whatever virtualisation software you can find
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All above are correct... You learn by doing, and playing around with unix is the only way to learn. Also install cygwin on all your pcs,  it gives you a unix like environment that you can mess around with in your spare cycles.

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It depends on how fast and determined you are :)

If you are determined, you can do as I did someday, install on another partition/disk one of distributions and use it as your one and only system for a specified amount of time. This approach won't let you do "Ooo I can't configure it, maybe later".

Ubuntu is easy and user friendly, and it's a Linux... so if you need GUI, you should start with it. Later see FreeBSD or OpenBSD. The last one has a well-considered configuration, and is quite easy to set-up, it's also a very secure in base install.

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Purchase a cheap PC from E-bay or craigslist.  I think the virtual machine route is good if you have very little cash, however there is no substitute for working with real hardware.  A great book which covers several distros and is useful for everyone from novice to full time admin is "Linux Administration Handbook (2nd Edition)"


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