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Old 03-24-2012, 05:04 AM   #1
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Hi, I have never used Linux and I am totally unfamiliar with it (I have a Mac). I might need to install some software for my work that requires Linux. Can someone please explain/refer me to basics I need to learn about Linux? My main question is: what exactly is the relation between the mac terminal and Linux? Could I run the linux software on my mac terminal? Or do I really need to install Linux on my mac? If so, what is the best software to use (I have only heard about Ubuntu)? Thanks!

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Check out www.linux.org for a lot of good general information about Linux.

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:30 AM   #3
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I believe you can run Linux apps in Mac OS X with X11. Here's one way but it requires a Linux machine or virtual machine.


It might be easier to just make a virtual
Aching and install Linux in it for those few apps. Just google "make a Linux virtual machine" and you should be able to find a guide.
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