Is Linux native to OSX 10.8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Oldmanmac, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    I've got 2011 iMac with ML on it. I know nothing about Linus, but I got a book on it and wanted to try it.
    Is it native or do I need to buy it?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Linux has absolutely nothing to do with any version of Mac OSX.

    Mac OSX is a true Unix operating system

    Linux is a Unix-like operating system

    At the command line (Terminal.app in OSX) there are some similarities and some differences. If you are simply looking to learn Unix command-line basics either will be fine. If you are looking to learn about Linux specifics you will need to install Linux.
     
  3. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Also would like to point out that virtually all Linux distributions are free. You do not need to purchase anything.
     
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