The best unix OS to be Downloaded?

May 19, 2009 at 13:12:33
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Hello All..

can anybody tell me which is the best unix OS to be downloaded ...which can support all
utilities and plugins and application. and which is most user friendly..

thanks and regards

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May 19, 2009 at 17:12:34

This simply depends on each user itself.
Some people like Ubuntu, Fedora (free RedHat) some others prefer OpenSuSE.

You have to try out by yourself.

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May 20, 2009 at 07:20:30

Paul, with the exception of OpenSuSE, the OS's you mentioned are all Linux. I'm not sure about OpenSuSE as I've never read up about it or looked at it.

I prefer OpenBSD myself, but I have looked at FreeBSD and it's quite good too. I just got used to OpenBSD first so that's why the preference.

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May 20, 2009 at 10:40:12


could you explain the differences between unix and linux?

Unix is a trademark.
So Linux versions are not allowed to use the name UNIX.
There are still some differences, but mostly some certificates, that to get for the Linux versions is quite expensive.
So if it's possible to install the Port for the Bash-Shell for Solaris, also the Unix specific scripts will run.

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May 20, 2009 at 12:24:38

Well, I'm no guru so I could easily be wrong....but in my limited experience, while very similar, they are not "the same" any more than Windows is the same as OS/2 or Mac's OS/X.

As I understand it, UNIX was developed at Berkley, or maybe just one version of it.....but Linux, was developed by Linus Torvaldson (not sure of the exact spelling) and while based on UNIX, was different enough to be classified as a separate OS.

Every linux flavor I've examined installs the GUI by default. Whereas with the two flavors of UNIX I've examined (Open/FreeBSD) that's not the case.

Linux is more of a "desktop" distro whereas the two UNIX versions I mentioned are more of a "server" distro. Prime example is OpenBSD. Our security guy uses it as our firewall/routers. We have dual, teamed, redundant servers setup running Open and pf. I doubt you could do that with any linux distro "out of the box" as easily as it can be done with OpenBSD.

You know, I recall a time back in the early 90's when Mac included "DOS" on their PC's so you could run DOS app's. That didn't make them DOS based PC's any more than being able to run a UNIX app on a linux box makes Linux into UNIX.

Anyhow, I may be talking out my a** for all I know.........I'm still pretty green on either............I've only just begun getting into *nix the last year or so. But this is how I've understood what I've been taught, and what I've learned on my own. That is to say, that, while they are very similar in many many ways, they are still different OS's.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I won't take it as an insult and I'm always open to learning something new.

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May 22, 2009 at 13:17:05

This has some gaps but it as good as any argument can get.

Basically Unix as a OS that ran on very different machines but now can run on common computers. I think true Unix is AIX, HP, Dec, Solaris, Irix, MacOS ATT and maybe a few others. I think the only free on is Solaris.

BSD and Linux are clones or similar to OS's intended to run on more modern machines. BSD has it's roots more closely to Unix and may share many things exactly. Linux could never be written today with the current laws.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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May 23, 2009 at 18:46:05

Get the real story written by the developers of Unix. Click on the pdf link.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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May 24, 2009 at 08:25:12

I posted a link to the history of linux here:

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May 25, 2009 at 13:34:50

Or here.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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