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Hunter Green
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I'll start out by mentioning that I do not have a UNIX background, however, it is a skill that I wish to develop. With that in mind, I'm planning to set up a UNIX box. I'm not sure what version of UNIX I should be using etc.. One of the main goals of this box would be as a web server for web development.
If anyone can help point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Greg Harris
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i built a system that runs windows and RedHat linux last year... i love it! i do not know about setting up an actual "Unix" machine, though.
i hear Mandrake is the easiest of the Linux distros to install, but i am partial to RedHat... i have 7.1 on my desktop at home and use it occasionally to write Java/C++ programs.
RedHat.com
 
George Brown
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If you're looking for a UNIX rather than a Linux you could always try one of the BSD-variant UNIXes, there are various flavours available, each stable and with a slightly different slant.
Alternatively I think Sun are still offering Solaris 8 for Intel CD images as a free download from their website.
If I was setting up a UNIX server I might opt for the latter, but then I'm used to that flavour of UNIX. If you are also considering Linux, go with Greg's suggestion as Linux has a huge userbase and in recent years has had some very user-friendly distributions developed (Mandrake is a good option for a newbie).
 
Hunter Green
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Hi Greg,
Thanks for the response. I believe I will go ahead and give things a try with Red Hat. As silly as it sounds, I've yet to learn what the difference is between what the pros and cons are of using an actual UNIX box vs a LINUX box.
Anyhow this is a great start, thanks
 
Hunter Green
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Hi George,
Thanks for your advice as well. As I was saying to Greg, I am new to this and really need a place to start. Hopefully I'll give Red Hat a try and I'm also interested in looking into what Solaris 8 has to offer.
Thanks again.
 
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