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Dose any one know any good unix? I did some search on google to find out the name of unix operating system, but all I got was Linu, like red hat or suse...
I'm looking for unix that was like DOS, it was just a terminal window without any graphic. I wondering maybe you guys can help me? (Just name of unix operating system)


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You can run any Linux distro in terminal mode.

As far as what to use, I don't know. There's GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, XFree86, Sun Solaris, Mac OS X, HP-UX, et al. All of those have roots in Unix, take your pick.

Booting into Terminal mode is supported by all those. In some OS's, while installing, you can either not install the Windowing system, or you can go ahead and install a Windowing system, like X Windows, or KDE, then once loaded, you can set preferences to reboot to the terminal. Then you can go back and forth as you like. But as far as the OS, you can use any of those. Depends on what you want to do, I guess.

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I like the free unixes, my favorites are linux from scratch (lfs) and centos. Centos is already pre build and may be the best starting point.

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