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Old 10-23-2007, 07:15 PM   #1
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OS question

Since I've joined LQ I've seen quite a few different names of Unix/Linux type OS's. Could someone give me a quick run down of what OS's are for what?
Old 10-23-2007, 07:23 PM   #2
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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Hi Kage6060, Welcome to lq. Have a look at distro watch.
Good Luck. ;-)
Old 10-23-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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Hmm, there really is no specific purpose of a Nix OS.

SUN Solaris
SCO OpenServer
SCO Unixware
Linux - I won't even go down to the specific distributions
BSD - many variants here also
Apple OS-X - yes this is Unix ... well BSD

there are still more

NCR Unix

Old 10-23-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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Not really a particular purpose for any distro. I would not that each distro is certainly targeted at different audiences.
Check out IMHO Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS are a couple of the best for new users.
Old 10-23-2007, 10:43 PM   #6
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Some distros have specific uses, e.g. rescue & recovery, targeted at old / resource poor systems and so on. Most distros are genereal purpose however.


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