I am working on learning perl and had a question I can't find answered in any books.
I installed perl on my windows system and have been working with that but since all the websites I have are located on unix boxes I wanted to write my programs for unix.

So I have decided to put a unix or linux system on my pc.

My question is if I install red hat or Free USB will it be basically the same thing as unix as far as perl and .tar files?