Linux Zip and Unzip Command
How Do I Zip and Unzip Files With Linux?The zip and unzip Commands
The zip and unzip programs work almost exactly like their cousins PKZIP and PKUNZIP in the DOS environment. You can squash a bunch of files together into a zip file like this: zip squash.zip file1 file2 file3
Then you can extract the original files like this:
Most of the flags are the same as for PKZIP and PKUNZIP, but there are a few differences, so you might like to view the help with zip -h or unzip -h if you need anything fancier than the basic commands shown here.
If you use the -k flag when you zip a file under Linux, you can apply PKUNZIP to it under DOS. This flag tells zip to translate the Unix file and directory names into something that fits the more restrictive DOS naming conventions.
For example, if you have Linux files named another.longunix.filename and wontwork.withDOS, the -k flag will cause these files to be stored in the zip file as another.lon and wontwork.wit. If you don't use the -k flag, the PKUNZIP command under DOS will give you an error message and refuse to create the files with the invalid names.
For more information on the zip command, see the zip manual.
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And yes, there ARE computers sold without Windows! They come with Linux installed, they have a slick graphical interface, and no Microsoft code.
BTW, I used IBM's OS/2 back in the 1990s and it was superior to Windows in many ways. It just wasn't marketed to the masses as well as Windows 95/98, which dominated the market then.
That sounds preposterous to me.
If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office ? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.
Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.
Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer from start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.
I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.
Most computer users who run the entire Linux system every day already realize it. Through a peculiar turn of events, I was misled into calling the system "GNU/Linux", and until now, I was unaware that it is basically the Linux system, developed by the Linux project.
There really isn't a GNU/Linux, and I really wasn't using it; it is an extraneous misrepresentation of the system that's being used. Linux is the operating system: the entire system made useful by its included corelibs, shell utilities, and other vital system components. The kernel is already an integral part of the Linux operating system, never confined useless by itself; it functions coherently within the context of the complete Linux operating system. Linux is never used in combination with GNU accessories: the whole system is basically Linux without any GNU added, or Just.Linux. All the so-called "GNU/Linux" distributions are really distributions of Linux.
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