This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
These sure sound like homework questions to me. How about installing cygwin? It gives you a nice bash shell on a Windows computer. Or download one of dozens of Live CD's. Then we're not just discussing Unix in the abstract and you're actually learning something rather than discussing trivia.