Unix on the Butterfly
Unix is the OS of the minority
If you're one of those weirdos who does research,
etc. then you probably want to run Unix on your Butterfly.
Having grown up hanging around the Computer Systems Research Group
(CSRG) at UC Berkeley, it's not surprising that BSD is my favorite kind
of Unix. This is one main reason I prefer
Another BSD based system is NetBSD.
Install Unix before Windows
If you're going to share your disk, it's important that you install
Unix first. For one thing, Unix installation procedures are better at
co-residency setup than those for most PC operating systems. Also, you
won't know how to layout your FDISK partition until you install Unix.
Sharing a disk between Unix and Windows
If you are going to share your disk between Unix and some PC operating
system, I highly recommend that you backup your preinstalled IBM
ThinkPad software and zero the disk.
You should zero your disk to insure that the C: partition is
initialized with the correct type of DOS filesystem. Also, the PC
operating system installation will proceed with fewer hitches and the
system will run better if it does not find any junk on the hard drive.
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