I am new to Unix and I am practicing with the cygwin bash shell and it does not execute most of the Unix commands
And certain Disk modifying commands are out of the question with windows 2k running in the background
Can anyone suggest a better interface where I can learn more of this commands or is my only option is to install the Unix in the PC as a dua boot if possible !
When you say UNIX I'm assuming you mean Linux because cygwin is a linux environment emulator.. which commands did you want to try out that didn't work ? As far as I've seen, cygwin implements just about everything from linux.. you can even start an Xwindows session if you install the right packages.
Most likely whats happened is that you did just a default 'base' cygwin install which didn't install a lot of stuff.. run the install program again, you can select more components that you'd like to try out.
It will allow you to have a complete linux (or any other os) machine running within your windows.. fully networked et all... without the guest machine even being aware of the windows host. Really awesome stuff.
Thanx for that immediate reply sahirh ,can you also point me some links that might be useful for me .I am a novice when coming to unix or for that matter Linux .and giving my best for learning this remarkable OS which I recently stumbled upon