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Learning UNIX

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by michael78, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. michael78

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    Guys starting to build my testing labs (mainly Windows) but have a dell server I've set aside for other OS's like CentOS and want to install UNIX as well. The only UNIX I know I can get for free is Open Solaris. I know Solaris has a GUI but does UNIX in general use a GUI in a production environment (I thought it was mainly command line based) and if I learn on Open Solaris will that teach me the fundamentals of UNIX across the range of different UNIX distros.

    Another question what would you use UNIX for these days?
     
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    Some Unix boxes have bespoke GUIs made for them by whatever companies machinery your controlling. Personally I prefer Unix as a pure command based OS. Only problem with it is that you don't get any are you sure options it just does it.

    I havent used it for about 6 years now.
     
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    I wasn't sure if Solaris was unique with having a gui. I'm assuming under the hood Solaris commands are the same as HP-UNIX commands etc.
     
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