Re: Learning UNIX

Subject: Re: Learning UNIX
From: Michael Collier <mcollier -at- arlut -dot- utexas -dot- edu>
To: AROBINSO -at- altera -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 14:16:53 -0500

Alicia,

You don't need to install anything to use Unix. If your PC is connected
to the internet all you have to do is telnet to a Unix machine where you
have an account or can create one. Possibilities include your employer,
a college or university, a local Freenet or ISP.

One you can try right now is nyx.net, a public unix terminal. Getting an
account is a little cumbersome but it is free. For practicing/learning
Unix what you want is shell access through their "Unix file access"
menu. There's another form you have to fill out for that, but once you
have shell access you can work with Unix commands.

To get to it use your browser's telnet feature or in Windows, in the
Command Prompt window type telnet nyx.net at the C:\> prompt.

>
>
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 11:39:23 -0700
>
> Author: Alicia Robinson <AROBINSO -at- altera -dot- com>
>
> Subject: Learning UNIX
>
> Body: Hello.
> I'm a new tech writer and I want to install UNIX on my PC at home to
> learn
> the operating system.
> Which UNIX os would you suggest I install? (It looks like Linux might be
> a
> good choice.) I would like to run both UNIX and Windows 98 on my
> computer,
> if possible.
> Thanks for your suggestions.
>
> Alicia

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