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hitmanyo 2k

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I would like for one to elucidate to me on where and how I can obtain the UNIX os. Currently my CPU is running WINDOWS VISTA as its primary os. Reason I'm asking, I'm learning how to program and write code"READING WISE FOR NOW". I was told the best way to achieve this was to download an open source system such as unix.
What's my best shot?
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Daan_DL

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Hi,

I think you should try Linux, it is "based" on UNIX and is more suited for desktop users.
Some linux flavors are: Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, Fedora, Archlinux, Gentoo, Slackware,...

But if you persist on using a more unix like system, you can try BSD.
BSD flavors are: FreeBSD (I recommend this one), OpenBSD, NetBSD.

Grtz Daan

Btw, here's an overview of Unix and its history: http://upload.wikime...history.svg.png
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If you really want "Unix", you can get Open Solaris, but I would second the suggestion that you try Linux.
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Thanks, will definitely give it a go.
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