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Unix or Linux? (n00b alert)

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Maelstrom_VI, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Maelstrom_VI

    Maelstrom_VI New Member

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    Ok, I have just started learning how to hack and several websites have recommended Linux or Unix. I kind of know what Linux is, but I know NOTHING about Unix. In regards to Linux, I have heard to use Ubuntu as a beginner. Also, I have Windows 7 on my computer and don't know how to add another OS without also adding a new hard disk. I saw that you could put them on a CD and select boot from disk and it would run independently, but I have no idea how. Thanks for helping a noob hacker just learning the skills.

    ~Maelstrom_VI
     
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    Ubuntu can share the partition with another OS such as Windows.And it can boot from USB ,you can use it in the livecd mode,however,the performance isn't very well.Besides,Puppy linux is a small and efficient distro of Linux and can be run in RAM without installing it(something like that...I'm not very sure).
     
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    You might want to look into getting a penetration testing distro like Kali or Parrot, that is if you interested in hacking/cyber security.

    There is to many differences between the two but I would recommend you stick with Linux for driver compatibility and more documentation. but if you are feeling adventurous try out FreeBSD.
     
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