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Easing the Differences Between Unix and Linux

Aug 07, 2010, 12:03 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"My friend did as I suggested, installing Ubuntu in Hyper-V since he only needed a virtual machine for this particular job. I didn't think I would need to assist him, because I'd sent him a detailed list of the packages to install and I knew he knew his way around Linux, from his early background in Unix systems.

"'Where's the terminal?'

"Where's the terminal? Was he kidding me? That's like a doctor asking where a stomach is.

"I sent the (less snarky) reply: Applications | Accessories | Terminal.

"A minute later: I can't get root.'

"What the -- ???"

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