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Hey guys. How are we?? What is AIX?? Where can i download AIX from?? If i want to download it, How would i install it?? What is HP-UX?? Where can i download HP-UX from?? How do i install it?? The same thing for Unixware and how do i install it?? Can anyone give me some help?? Please reply back. Thank You guys.
AIX is IBM's version of UNIX, HP-UX is HP's version of Unix and Unixware is SCO's (I think) version of Unix. I would not use anything that SCO makes. All three are proprietary, so you will have to purchase them. If you are looking for a free version of UNIX (or a clone) Linux is close, but I believe that FreeBSD (or any of the BSD's) are closer. I have tried FreeBSD and it runs pretty light, but is a little more arcane.
I believe that if you want a true Unix OS and are a student, you can get a free copy of Solaris from Sun Micro Systems.
I'm plan on putting it on a compaq presario. compaq OEM motherboard with Intel 815 chipset. 256MB of ram. Intel(r)Integrated Audio. PCTEL Platinum V. 90 modem. That is a internal winmodem. PCI video card which is cirrus. Compaq MV540 color monitor. Is there anything else you would like to know?? Please reply back. Thanks.
You need to get the x86 one. x86, i386, i586 and i686 are all Intel compatible processors. I would read up on whether you hardware will work with Solaris. I have no experiance, but Sun makes it money by selling servers and workstations, operationg systems and setting up networks. It might not work with regular PC hardware. I would suggest getting FreeBSD and the FreeBSD Handbook. The book is great (atleast for ver. 4.2) and FreeBSD is a open source verson of Berkleys version of UNIX. Which was based on AT&T's UNIX. AT&T is the UNIX that almost every version of UNIX is based off of (I think). Plus it should support your hardware except for maybe the modem.
I tryed FreeBSD 4.8 release. It did not recognize nothing. Not even my mouse or my monitor. I think it recognize my keyboard and that's about it. I did'nt even know how i partition it. Can you please help me by getting FreeBSD up and running?? Please reply back. Thanks.
Besides the modem, what didn't FreeBSD recognize? The Winmodem is going to be a &$*#@ to get working. I would suggest buying a external one, like a US Robotics.
What sound card do you have (chipset)?
Is your mouse a PS2 or USB? Is it one of them that has 500 buttons?
FreeBSD can dual boot with Windows, but I find it a pain to setup hardware. That is because I am not all that familiar with it. Like I said the FreeBSD is great. I would get it if you are planning on playing around with it.
After you install, you need to run the command xf86config. This will allow you to setup you mouse, graphics card and monitor. So you need to no what the horizonal and vertical refresh rates are for your monitor. What the model number is for your graphcis card. For your sound, you will have to do a search on here, google or somewhere else. I don't know the answer to that one.
to: Rick. Are you currently running FreeBSD?? I have FreeBSD 4.8 Release. Can you help me configure my hardware?? mouse, monitor, video card and everything else?? Please reply back. I thought i ask you because your online and browsing this forum. Thanks Rick.
Originally posted by dsantamassino to: Rick. Are you currently running FreeBSD?? I have FreeBSD 4.8 Release. Can you help me configure my hardware?? mouse, monitor, video card and everything else?? Please reply back. I thought i ask you because your online and browsing this forum. Thanks Rick.
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