free unix shells

free unix shells

Post by nick » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 02:06:57


Are there any free unix shell accounts out there that someone can use
to practice shell scripting etc?
 
 
 

free unix shells

Post by Rich Tee » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 02:30:08


Yes: your own computer. Download Solaris (free) and install it.

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Post by Richard B. » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 04:58:14


Why not just by a cheap Sun box on e-Bay? Some come with Solaris
installed or you can buy a Solaris 10 media kit for $40 or download it
for free. For that matter, I have an old Ultra 5, 360MHz Sparc, 256MB,
~9GB disk, CD-ROM, floppy I'd part with. You'd have to find a Sun
keyboard and mouse for it and a monitor. I bought it to practice newly
acquired Sysadmin skills and have since upgraded to a trio of Ultra 10s.
 
 
 

free unix shells

Post by from the » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 09:40:10


In addition to what others have suggested (buying a cheap Sun or running
Solaris x86 on your PC), take a look at the HP testdrive

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

There you will find free accounts on machines running Linux, HP-UX,
tru64, FreeBSD etc. You will have to read the conditions of their use,
but I can't see anyone complaining about your intended usage.

If using the HP Testdrive site, I would be tempted to use a tru64 or
HP-UX machine, rather than a Linux/*BSD one, as GNU bash shell
(/bin/bash) has so many extensions that you will get into bad habits.

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free unix shells

Post by Jarosw Raf » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 18:48:36

nick napisaa): >> Are there any free unix shell accounts out there that someone can use >> to practice shell scripting etc?

Take a look at grex. *** space.org (just telnet there).
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