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Plz help a newbie :3 unix?

Post by rockstrcrash on Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:40 pm
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Hello, i am new to this website and am looking to become a hacker/ learn programming. Ive been enjoying doing research but im still a little confused as where to start. Ive been told to install a unix software like linux etc... I have a windows 7 laptop and am wondering how i would go about installing a unix software while still being able to run normal programs and such on windows. Also what unix software would you recommend to a newbie who is just starting.

any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :D :D
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Re: Plz help a newbie :3 unix?

Post by WallShadow on Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:04 pm
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Seems like what you need is to dual boot windows and some linux. Look up a tutorial on how to do this, you'll probably need to resize your harddrive partitions.
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Post by rockstrcrash on Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:26 pm
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Thank you for responding, sounds like i got some work cut out for me ^_^. ill check it out than report back on my success
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Re: Plz help a newbie :3 unix?

Post by cyberdrain on Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:28 pm
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rockstrcrash wrote:What unix software would you recommend to a newbie who is just starting.

I would advice Mint or Ubuntu, as those are basically the ones with the easiest access and most helpful community. And yes, dual booting is probably the best way to go, but be careful not to kill your existing Windows install and before you start: create a backup!
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Post by Mr-Mouse on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:22 pm
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I would take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOxlazS3zs. It gives a lot of information about Unix and which is the best to go with right now. The title is misleading, so don't think it is a unix bash or anything :P ... it is a good watch.

Anyways, hope this helps!
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Post by pretentious on Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:09 am
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Yeah create a back up, memory is cheap and it sucks to lose stuff.
Also just gonna add that IMO linux distros(at least ubuntu and mint that i've had most experience with) are pretty user friendly and you can pretty much just click next about 15 times and wait 20 minutes and you'll having a working windows/linux installation. At least with legacy BIOS. I killed my windows 8 install while trying to get that new age BIOS shit working, then I erased my MBR and the whole thing got really messy lol
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Post by cyberdrain on Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:51 pm
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Does the fail that is UEFI ever stop failing? I mean seriously, how long has it been in development and has it been tested...
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Post by luckily on Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:41 am
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Try out a kali bootable usb, you don't need to install linux to just use it.

Ubuntu is the easiest linux to install. Once you have it up and running, learn to use apt-get and the software center it's the best way to install programs most of the time.
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Post by cyberdrain on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:41 pm
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@rockstrcrash Update? Did you get it to work?
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Re: Plz help a newbie :3 unix?

Post by rockstrcrash on Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:38 pm
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yeah sorry i haven't updated been kinda busy lately. well i think i successfully (as far as i can tell) dual booted Linux and windows, i installed Ubuntu but i haven't played around with anything at all considering i am currently still learning python (stuck on functions and calling :3). Not sure where to go from here once i finish learning python, but hey, ive still got a lot of research ahead of me. thanks for the help guys. :D :D :D
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