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    I am looking to build my own server. I am most familiar with UNIX but I am having a hard time finding it. UNIX isn't the same as Linus is it? Where can I find UNIX?
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    Hi, really, I don't want to bother you but ... how can you say
    I am most familiar with UNIX but I am having a hard time finding it
    how can you be familiar to something you can't even find?
    You'll make people laugh at you!
    Consider studying some of the systems suggested to you in other forums, learn, try.
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    When other people allow me to host my pages on their server, like Geocities or something, then sometimes they have UNIX so I am used to the environment.
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    You are really optimistic, (please delete that ultrastupid post) and:
    Consider studying some of the systems suggested to you in other forums, learn, try.
    BTW did you get SCO?
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    I did not get the OpenUnix from SCO. I got an order number and nothing was subtracted off my credit card. That is ok, I have FreeBSD 4.4 I will use. And also, I do not delete posts, you should just ignore stupid posts and move on.
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    Unhappy It's not the same thing.


    Knowing how to work WITHIN and environment and knowing how to CONFIGURE that environment are not the same thing.

    I used shell accounts for a long time, accessing mySQL databases and working on web sites before I got to the point of wanting to set up my own web and database server. When I finally did, I discovered how little I knew about the SysAdmin side of things.

    Good luck, you'll need it.
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    Also, having been on Geocities at some time is not akin to being "most familiar" with UNIX.
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    Originally posted by pabloj

    Hi, really, I don't want to bother you but ... how can you say
    Originally posted by mizzory
    I am looking to build my own server. I am most familiar with UNIX but I am having a hard time finding it. UNIX isn't the same as Linus is it? Where can I find UNIX?
    how can you be familiar to something you can't even find?
    You'll make people laugh at you!
    Consider studying some of the systems suggested to you in other forums, learn, try.

    Exactly my thoughts
    Two things have come out of Berkeley, Unix and LSD.
    It is uncertain which caused the other.
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    to restart from your basic question: there is no UNIX - there is 100s of them
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    If you want to learn - I'd suggest get a copy of Linux - it's 'generally' easier to use than other variants & you'll find more beginner sites/forums that will be of use.

    Search google for Linux + newbie/help/resources etc

    Happy hunting
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    If your goal is to learn unix, then I would install some unix variant on your server. Personally, I would go with freebsd or openbsd.

    Linux ain't unix! And some linux distro's aren't even linux!
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    Umm. this thread most much confuses me indeed.... to actually answer your questions:

    Linus - That's a human name. Particularly, Linus is the name of a Peanuts character. Linus is also the first name of Linus Torvalds, father of Linux. Linus, however, is not Unix for the same reason Bill Gates is not Windows. On the other hand, Linux, which Linus made (Torvalds - not to be confused with the thumb-sucking, blanket coddling mama's boy Linus from Peanuts) is also not Unix (the peanuts character isn't Unix either, but he's far less interesting). Some say it's better. Others say it's worse. Some people think it's some sort of jungle cat. I tend to agree with those people, but, then, if you do that you also have to clean your Windows from time to time with Windex. This is generally not a recommended practice in our profession, but now I'm off topic.

    Unix - You can find Unix in a store (sometimes it hides on a CD set though when it sees you coming - don't be fooled). You can also download it from the web in various forms if you have a lot of patience or a fast connection. It also has a habit of appearing in large corporations and educational institutions as well. Sometimes you can find it hanging out with it's pals on the first corner of the Internet just past the uunet backbone (don't try to cross the street at that section though - it's pretty busy).
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    Ctb, LOL!! pass over the whisky dude !!

    I actually thought UNIX was a generic tern for a castrated geek, but perhaps I've been misled. I have heared of a system used in the Sahara called Dunix, but there are some nutters in the Scottish Highlands who are using Loonix....

    But seriously for a moment, mizzory, If you want an easy(ISH) stab at Linux, go to your nearest bookstore or PCWorld and by the latest RedHat Linux book and disks... or if you want to learn more about Unix, then Slackware Linux is a definite goer (www.slackware.com).

    Unix per-se runs on workstations, and If you had one of them you would probably already know a bit about *nix

    Stick with FreeBSD or Linux 0 I'd go with the latter for a smoother ride.

    bood luck
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