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Old 11-06-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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Pure unix?


Hello,

i have played around with both bsd/linux and over the years fell in love. ( weepy eyed ).

However, just out of curiosity is there a standard unix binary that everyone builds there software off of? is there unix binary i can download and compile to play around with?

thanks
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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Unix actually costs money. You can purchase a license and 'play with it' though...

http://www.sco.com/products/unix/

Cool
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:54 PM   #3
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To what I'm aware, Unix is proprietary software... I think SCO, (let's not beat dead horses again ) , has intellectual property of Unix's source code.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:59 PM   #4
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A dead horse? Do you mean repeat over and over the fact that Linux is absolutely not Unix and that SCO is simply attempting to spread FUD to scare the entire Linux community into giving them a ton of money?

Probably, don't worry, there will be no dead horses beaten, just liars.

Cool
 
Old 11-06-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
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thank you, both
 
Old 11-06-2005, 07:10 PM   #6
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A dead horse? Do you mean repeat over and over the fact that Linux is absolutely not Unix and that SCO is simply attempting to spread FUD to scare the entire Linux community into giving them a ton of money?

Probably, don't worry, there will be no dead horses beaten, just liars.

Cool
Yeah The dead horse talked in one of those LQ radio episodes... ROTFLOL!

-- "Anyone wants to talk about SCO?"
- "OH......... GAWD!!!.... AHHH...."
Jeremy -- "hehe"
- "I smell a dead horse around here somewhere!"

Man... was that funny.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:25 PM   #7
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Unix actually costs money. You can purchase a license and 'play with it' though...

http://www.sco.com/products/unix/

Cool
A Unixware compact media kit with a 60 day trial license is (or was) available for about 25 bucks. You need to go through a reseller to get it. Hundreds of dollars for a license if you really want to use it.

Solaris is free and there is now a community project based on it:
http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl...18234&from=rss
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:00 AM   #8
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Yeah, Solaris is a 'real' Unix and has a free version
 
Old 11-07-2005, 10:48 AM   #9
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I'm thinking as well trying out different systems, just to explore and know a bit more how Operating Systems work and so on.

Is Solaris worth to try out?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 01:19 AM   #10
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If you get a job on Sun hardware, it'll more than likely be running Solaris
 
  


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