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Want to learn UNIX

Kajol Shroff
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 160
I am Kajol.. I want to learn UNIX ... so can anybody tell me how to start up with.. are there any free downloads which I can download and read ...
gopi krish

Joined: May 28, 2001
Posts: 10
without practical experiance u cann't learn UNIX.
so first get a system.
then get an UNIX book (author SUMITHABI DAS).this is a nice book
for beginners.u will get clear idea about UNIX.
start and enjoy in UNIX world.
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Kajol Shroff
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 160
Hi Gopi,
Thanks a lot ...
I will first install Unix and then would start reading ...
Thanks again..
William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
Posts: 986

Goto "" and enter the phrase "free unix shell accounts" in the search field. The results will direct you to pages which will tell you how to get a unix account. You don't need to install anything on your PC.

Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
Vikas Sharma

Joined: Jun 24, 2001
Posts: 6

there are some unix emultors are also available u can search for them on google easy to install. and u can practice over them.
another u install linux which is almost same in interface.
a brief list of useful commands is availble on following link-
try this

Vikas Sharma<BR>National Center for Software Technology, India
Kajol Shroff
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 160
Hi VIkas,
Thanks for your reply...
I will go through the link and get back to you with more queries..
Sean Casey
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Joined: Dec 16, 2000
Posts: 625
I would just get a distribution of linux, a book, and start playing around with it.
Amol Dharmadhikari

Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 10
Which version of UNIX do you want to learn? The best way is to install it on your machine(preferably with someone who knows how to!) and start playing about with it.
Depending on what you want to learn about UNIX(programming, shell scripting, administration, networking) you can start with the basics of the same.
About free downloads, it depends on which UNIX clone you want to learn but there is plenty of documentation on Linux as well as all the BSDs on their respective web sites.
Good luck!
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