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Windows 7: DOS and UNIX on Windows7

16 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Diff between UNIX and Linux

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
I think a much better solution is to install a virtual pc, such as Virtualbox or VMware Player (both free). They support DOS and UNIX. Any reason why UNIX instead of Linux? If UNIX, are you installing Solaris?
1. No reason for choosing UNIX instead of Linux. Are they interrelated?
2. I just came to know about UNIX, so I thought of exploring it. I would also like to know about Linux, what setup to get and how to install it?
3. I came to know about Solaris but didn't know where to get its setup from and how to install it? Can u help?

I am a novice in terms of UNIX and Linux, it would be very kind of you to answer my queries(ie clarification between UNIX and Linux and how to work on/learn them).


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16 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

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16 Dec 2010   #13

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Oracle Solaris download: Solaris Operating System - Get Solaris 10

Unix is an operating system developed in the late 60's. According to Wikipedia the initial release was 1969. It was originally completely written in C. I gave the link to in my first post in this thread, you can read more here:

Linux is developed from Unix, officially it is categorized as Unix-like operating system. Geeks around the world wanted an open source, free OS and started to develope it on top of Unix in early 80's. Name Linux comes from the of Linus Torvalds, a Finn from my old alma mater University of Helsinki in Helsinki (10 later than I was there but still, yes I am proud to say that!), who coded the first Linux kernel.

More about Linux:
Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Linux Home Page at Linux Online

Please do not misunderstand me now, but I think it would be better for you to join different Linux forums and ask Unix / Linux questions there. This is a Windows forums, our advice regarding Linux normally stops when you have installed your Linux on a Windows 7 virtual machine.

Two nice places to start:

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16 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

thanks a lot
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