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    Hello,

    What are the different Unix that is aviable as free download? I understand Free, Open and NetBSD's are all free. What are all the true real Unix GUI?

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    You can also add Solaris and opensolaris to your list. There are also more BSDs than the ones in your list e.g. Dragon Fly, PC-BSD, DesktopBSD etc.

    As for the real Unix GUI, I don't think there is one. Each OS either has a default GUI chosen by the OS maintainer or it ships a variety of GUIs so that users can make their own choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    You can also add Solaris and opensolaris to your list. There are also more BSDs than the ones in your list e.g. Dragon Fly, PC-BSD, DesktopBSD etc.

    As for the real Unix GUI, I don't think there is one. Each OS either has a default GUI chosen by the OS maintainer or it ships a variety of GUIs so that users can make their own choice.
    Real cool but i heard Solaris is hard? Is that true? What is Solaris about? What is OpenSolaris? Are they free to download? How would i install them and partition?

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    Solaris and opensolaris are operating systems from Sun. Opensolaris is sponsored by sun but there is a lot of community involvement. All Unix OSes are quite similar, so the first time I installed Solaris, I didn't think it was hard. It was just a bit different from the OSes I had used before (Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD). All the OSes I listed in my post above are free to download.

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    Unices that are distributed gratis include GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris/OpenSolaris, GNU/Hurd, and MINIX.

    There are hundreds of GNU/Linux distros, about a dozen distros of *BSD, around three distros of OpenSolaris (including an official one), and one or two somewhat usable distros of GNU/Hurd. Solaris and MINIX have only one version.

    There's quite a bit of choice available, though most people stick to GNU/Linux and *BSD.

    What are all the true real Unix GUI?
    Well, all Unix systems make use of the X window system for graphics. Now, the standard window manager for X is twm. =P

    Obviously, the dated twm is not the "real Unix GUI". Nothing really is, and I can say that without even knowing what you really mean by "GUI".

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    What are the different Unix?
    Be sure to take a thorough look at DistroWatch.com for lots of information on many of the various linux/unix type distros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Be sure to take a thorough look at DistroWatch.com for lots of information on many of the various linux/unix type distros.
    I can't visit that site because the connection was timed out on the server. What was that site suppose to be about? downloading Linux and Unix distro's?

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    Looks like it's down right now. Try again later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by php111 View Post
    I can't visit that site because the connection was timed out on the server. What was that site suppose to be about? downloading Linux and Unix distro's?
    Rumours on the net are that Distrowatch is suffering a DDoS attack.

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    If you read up on BSD and Unix history, BSD is more Unix than Unix is (except in name), considering that most of Unix was BSD.

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