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    I use Linux but not Mandrake or Red Hat. Why not group the Linux (and heck the Unix folks too) into one catagory?

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    since its open source many people take it, and improve and add there own little codes to it to please them and others.

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    Ah crappy, I ment for this post to go in response to the "What OS do you use" poll. Sorry for the confusion.

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    and besides, Unix is different from Linux in that Unix is still a proprietary system that costs $$$'s
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    Unix is not proprietary as such but many of it's flavors are.

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    most actual unix varities, short of freebsd, openbsd, and a few others, are entirely proprietary. things like solaris, hp ux, aix, irix, and the like are unix, but they're only meant for select hardware. when you talk real unix, the playing field changes a lot.

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    when you talk real unix, the playing field changes a lot
    errrm hows that then?

    AFAIK their no such thing as "real unix".... although I guess I would think of BSD & System V as the old school posix based OS's that have had a major impact.

    There is a stack load of non-propritary UNIX like OS's including the many flavours of BSD (open, free, net, pico etc), just have a hunt around on google.

    Anyhoo... I agree that their are several major players that produce comercial / propietary UNIX like OS's (solaris, irix, sco, hp etc) but IMO UNIX certainly is not only proprietary.
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    unix as being non linux, non windows, and sorta non mac...

    traditional unix i s'pose

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    I just installed suse pro 9.2 and cant get onto the internet, I used this machine before with suse, but since then I switched to dsl from a cable modem. I have a 2nd machine that I am running win 98se through a switch to dsl modem. I have tried connecting suse direct to the dsl but no luck. I am a newbie to linux and suse. I have read some of the threads here but have not had any luck . Any help would be appreciated

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    i suggest you make a new thread for your question oscargro

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