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Dear experts -

I have XP running one machine.  I would like to install Unix wiping out the current XP.  can you please assit me? I want to run only UNIX on it. If there any free UNIX OS. Please advice

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Would Linux suffice?

If you're just getting started, use Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com/
There's a ton of support for it.

Just download and burn the .iso - you can run it directly off the CD to make sure it's what you're looking for before wiping out your window installation. You can install from that came CD as well.

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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi,

You can first review and select your unix / Linux. here:

http://www.distrowatch.com

Ubuntu will be a good chocie then you might aswell go for Fedora it is very widespread too. You can even go to Sun and select OpenSolaris Free if you have Sun computers around.

If you prefer to keep your current XP you can go for virtualization packages from VMWare or Virtualbox too. The allow you to keep XP and run an extra Virtual appliance inside it.

Cheers,
K.
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by:omarfarid
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You have a number of choices

- Linux : server or workstation - e.g. redhat , centos, ubuntu, fedora, etc
- FreeBSD
- Soralis 10 for x86 / Open Solaris
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For free UNIX OS, Solaris/OpenSolaris/FreeBSD. To play with these with the least risk of destroying your XP install, use a VM such as Virtualbox or VMWare workstation.
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by:Tintin
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If you want a Unix system (and not Linux), then you just have a choice from

Solaris
FreeBSD

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by:akp007
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Thanks for all your support. I am trying to install desktop ubuntu

regards
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by:akp007
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Thanks a lot .. I have installed Ubuntu Desktop edition. It's working fine. The one thing is , my wireless not working. I will open a thread for it

thanks again
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