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Old 10-05-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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Mac OS = Linux?

Hi, im using Mas OS version z-9.2.2. The terminal of Mac can treat as a linux? I try install PGI workstation, but cant, error message say it only can install in Linux.

PS: I start know what is Mac OS and Linux 3 days ago
Old 10-05-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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My understanding is that Mac OSX is based around BSD, which is not exactly Linux but is very similary (Unix based). I haven't had much experience of the Mac terminal but I believe most bash commands should work pretty much the same as on Linux. If you are looking for software and drivers, ones that are compatible with BSD are probably your best bet.
Old 10-05-2008, 03:55 AM   #3
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OSX is not Linux; there are way too many differences between the kernels and also the way it is set up.
Old 10-05-2008, 04:53 AM   #4
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It may be worth mentioning that Mac OS 9 is not based on BSD. Only Mac OS X (10.0 +) is based on a Unix kernel.
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Originally Posted by min4 View Post
Hi, im using Mas OS version z-9.2.2. The terminal of Mac can treat as a linux? I try install PGI workstation, but cant, error message say it only can install in Linux.

PS: I start know what is Mac OS and Linux 3 days ago
Mac OS X is a Unix like operating system but it is not Linux.

Mac OS 9.2.2 is completely different to Mac OS X. With Mac OS X Apple started again from scratch. Mac OS 9.2.2 is very old and \ complete dead end. If you're just learning about Macs then you're wasting your time using Mac OS 9. Since they switched to Intel chips in their machines a few years back Apple don't even bother to provide a way to emulate it in Mac OS X any more.

Mac OS 9.

Mac OS X.
Old 10-05-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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Linux OS(CPU:Intel, DEV:PGI or G95)

Thks guy;
While, i think i should ask how to start to learn using Linux?
As I totally no idea now.
I need to use Linux, couse I wan to play with the ABINIT source code(
If i wan to install the the Linux OS(CPU:Intel, DEV:PGI or G95), any suggestion, where n how??
Old 10-06-2008, 01:19 AM   #7
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Well, get a cheap PC and install some distribution of linux on it.

Then, play with it. Try to do things. Read stuff on the internet. I come here and read what people are trying to do, if it interests me I try it on my own pc. If I have questions, I come back here and ask 'em.

Read some linux books... Check out Linux magazines...


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