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Maelstrom_VI 23Jan2011 21:21

Unix or Linux? (n00b alert)
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.


rpbear 11Feb2011 15:14

Re: Unix or Linux? (n00b alert)
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).

lionaneesh 21Feb2011 04:05

Re: Unix or Linux? (n00b alert)
If you want to dual boot :-


If you want to embed it with windows :-


You can also use virtual machines

Read here

Space-Youth 6Apr2016 18:32

Re: Unix or Linux? (n00b alert)
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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