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#1 Cr4X



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Posted 28 February 2003 - 04:26 PM

I would like to try out a real UNIX system but where can i get it?

#2 hacnslash


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Posted 28 February 2003 - 04:46 PM

Seeing that this came up I have a question too, does unix fit on a floppy like dos?? And is it bootable, I mean can u run it off of a floppy?

#3 feend


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Posted 28 February 2003 - 04:49 PM

Hmm a real UNIX system? I don't even remember what is considered a true UNIX operating system. You should look into machines made by Sun if you want hardware that was meant to run UNIX however. You can pick some up cheap on e-bay.

Hacnslash: There are a bunch of 'unix-like' distributions of Linux and BSD that'll run from a floppy. Like I mentioned before I don't remember what is considered actual UNIX because I've only used (and really cared about) the free variants.

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 09:02 PM

You can get Solaris for x86. I've got version 8 and I think that may be the last version Sun released for the Intel architecture. I would also recommend picking up an older HP-UX box, like 10 or even 9.

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Posted 28 February 2003 - 10:55 PM

They have Solaris 9.

I run that on my Ultra 10 box.

Here it is for x86 for $20.


You can also install any of the BSD operating systems.

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Posted 02 March 2003 - 08:39 PM

If you want to play with some cool stuff you can check this site out: http://www.testdrive.compaq.com/

When you sign up you can get access to like 60+ machines. You telnet in I think. You don't have access to the outside net but you can upload anything you want to compile it via ftp. They have ia64 machines running linux, some RISC systems running HP-UX and all kinds of stuff!

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Posted 05 March 2003 - 01:19 AM

If you want to play with UNIX then you should start where
Linus Torvalds started. He started with Minix a Unix-look-alike operating system that runs on PCs. He started by trying to make Minix better.
If you really want to get into UNIX I think this is where you should start.
It's all free for the download I thing it will install on a 286


MINIX is a free UNIX clone that is available with all the source code. Due to its small size, microkernel-based design, and ample documentation, it is well suited to people who want to run a UNIX-like system on their personal computer and learn about how such systems work inside.


I hope this is what you are looking for.

#8 inverse_arp


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Posted 15 March 2003 - 07:31 PM

another site you could try is

#9 Cr4X



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Posted 16 March 2003 - 07:12 PM

Thanks everybody!

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