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    Please what are shells?


    I mean like this: Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net - Rankings - All Sites
    Can anyone explain how this works? I hope my post is not spam. I think its related to linux. Thank you
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    Basically, you get a user account on their servers. It's kind of like a web host but for a terminal so they are usually accessed using a protocol like ssh.
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    In past this was sometimes the only way to get access to a Unix system. Since the creation of Unix's that run on PC's the need for companies or universities offering shell accounts unless trying to learn a dialect of Unix that you typically only find on big hardware like AIX or HPUX.

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