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    setting up a server

    Hey all
    sorry if this isnt really in the right forum..but anyways...


    Ive set up servers before, (apache, with php and mysql) just to play with and kinda see how they work. However, they have always been on windows.

    I have decided that I want to install and additional os on my comp (unix) and have a boot option during start up.. anyways before I start looking into this.. is unix free?? Few of my friends say it is, and others say otherwise.... If so, where can I download it.. also, are there any articles or places where I can visit to teach me and help me out a little here?

    thanx

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    I think unix and linux are different arnt they?

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    UNIX and Linux are different.

    Linux is a lot more popular than UNIX.

    UNIX isn't free at all (I am pretty sure...I think it is quite expensive actually).

    Linux is free to download. You still must supply the time to download, the burner, and the blank CD if you want to use it.

    Linux costs money to buy on the store shelf (packaging, shipping, documentation, etc).

    Popular distributions:
    http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/
    http://www.redhat.com/
    http://linux.corel.com/
    http://www.suse.com/

    Linux can be hard for the beginner to set up, but it is getting a lot easier. Mandrake and SuSE are especially easy to set up.

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    And don't forget Slackware

    For more information on all of them:
    http://www.linux.org/dist/index.html

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    Last edited by johnn; Jul 2, 2001 at 23:24.

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    Originally posted by Aidan Bahta
    UNIX and Linux are different.

    Linux costs money to buy on the store shelf (packaging, shipping, documentation, etc).
    Yes an official distro off the shelf costs a few bucks because you are also buying some level of service and support with it. However, in my neck of the woods, you can buy an unofficial distro (which even comes with a reference pocket book) which includes both Mandrake and RedHat for about US $10. This is available at almost any newsagency. Well worth it over the hassle of downloading over the net (assuming you don't have a really fast broadband connection)..

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    alright
    thanx guys


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