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Old 12-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
prathamesh
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Hi All,

Please give all the answers in terms of red hat.

1. If i am in /home/test/file.
Then all the above three / (salsh) are root or only the first / is root ? then in such case what is other two / ?

2. what is / and ~ ? is there any difference ? what are they ?

3. what is Red Hat, Ubuntu ,SUSE ? What is there relationship with Linux OS ? what are they ?

4.what is the difference between putty and VMware workstation ? are they same ?
 
Old 12-07-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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1. the "/" location is the root directory.

2. see 1, and "~" is a users home directory

3. they are distributions of Linux. They take the Linux Kernel (Linux is NOT an OS in itself) and package it with GNU tools and other software to make an operating system.

4. erm... they are *utterly* unrelated pieces of software. Why would you ever think that they are connected in the first place?
 
Old 12-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Prathamesh,

About that last question,

Putty is an application which lets you connect to any computer(Windows/Unix/Linux) using telnet or SSH(Secure Shell).

VMWare Workstation is a Virtualization software, using which you can create Virtual Machines and install any Operating System on it.(Except MAC OS, IBM AIX I guess).
 
Old 12-07-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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hi, i have a follow up, has anyone tried vmware and virtualpc? which one is better in ur opinion? pros and cons r welcome.
Thanks,
Ted
 
Old 12-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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That is NOT a follow up. Your question = your thread.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 11:00 AM   #6
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@Ted,

Please check if your questions or information you are putting into the reply are relevant to the current thread.If not then first serach in the forum to find out if there is any thread with the information or answers you are looking for. If not then create a new thread in the most relevant forum available in LQ.

Just to answer your question in brief. Here is the useful link.

http://www.differencebetween.net/tec...nd-virtual-pc/
 
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