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    unix hints related to linux

    I was just wonderin gif it would be possible to use the hints on unix to linux. I was just wondering because I have a lot of books related to unix, and I would enjoy using unix but this is hard since I am not that sure of the difference between unix and linux.

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    For many of the commands and many of the applications, there will be similarities so yes. But there may be some specific variations so just keep it in mind.
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    But is their a lot more development for debian and not freebsd? so I would have to wait a lot longer to get my freeBSD updated but I could probably update Debian at least once a month, and their is a much larger pool of applications available to linux users and not unix.

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    It's not Debian specifically that is updated more often but the various other applications. I don't know too many distros that update once a month outside of security patches and application updates. Major releases are more like once every 4-6 months and that seems on par with the *nix distros (Solaris/OBSD/FBSD, etc.).

    What there is more of is general usage of Linux version *nix (in the general sense). You will see more publications on linux than FreeBSD (I think I saw 4-5 books on FreeBSD versus about 50-60 on linux and various linux distros). Depends on what you are looking to do.
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