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Old 09-06-2005, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI:

I know that this question will sound weird...

Is unix a open source OS or do you have to buy it ???

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UNIX itself is NOT an open source operating system, but most of its clones, like BSD and Linux are.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Where can you get it ? Can you downloaded from the Internet ?
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Yes. http://distrowatch.com lists most of the popular Linux and BSD distros and where to download them.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah Man,

Go for Linux, that is open source. You can D/L it from various mirrors, depending on which distrobution you choose. I'd Personally do A "google" to find A D/L mirror, that is Geographically Close to you.

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Some Unix distros are open source, such as Free BSD, Sun Solaris 10 ect..

With this said I would not recomend them for the newb. Go with Linux.
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unix: www.freebsd.org have fun..
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