UNIX Question!!~

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    So I was gonna buy a desktop from SG but my dad was telling me to get MacBook (WTF...) since it has UNIX.

    Does anyone know if i can use UNIX on a Windows so i dont have to buy a Mac? I personally hate Mac to the point that i would rather use my smartphone rather than a Mac -_-. The only reason UNIX is good is because i need to get familiar with it and know how to do some of the basics for my engineering... If i can get a UNIX running on a Window I would probably buy a $300 or less laptop and have that running UNIX and have my Desktop for UNIX/Gaming.

    Anyone actually had a desktop in their dorm? Cuz this will be my first time having an desktop inside my dorm XD
     
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    Dual boot.
     
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    Bah Duel Boot on Mac XD

    Dam Mac and their UNIX!!!! :mad:
     
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    Buying a cheap laptop for Unix might be a good idea.
     
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    Ghonzo ... Linux is very very similar to Unix. If you will be learning to write scripts, the 'shell' environment in Linux and Unix are the same. I don't claim to be expert on it, just from experience. Use Ubuntu Linux. You can run it w/o installing it from a USB stick or CD. I use an installed Ubuntu OS at home to run my CS:S LAN (I play with bots). Nice thing about Linux CS:S server is it auto updates itself whenever I start it up.

    Download | Ubuntu

    p.s. I write scripts at work using Solaris, which is variant of Unix.
     
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    Thanks for the info Tuco!! This will definitely save me the trouble of going through buying a dam mac book for $1000 :D
     
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    You welcome Gonz. There are a lot of youtube vids on Ubuntu Linux installation.
    And lots of forums on Unix scripting. I learned scripting largely from googled forums. The solution is already out there. Good luck.
     

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