If you hope to follow any of the tutorials on this site it’s a requirement that you’re using a *nix like operating system. It could be OSX, Linux or BSD. It could be a desktop or a server version as long as it has a terminal program.
- On Apple OSX, it’s called Terminal.
- On Linux there are a variety of terminal emulators. My favorite is the Gnome Terminal.
- I honestly don’t know about BSD, because I don’t have experience with it. My guess is that it’s Xterm.
I hope you’ve heard of Linux. If not, this video should give you a really good overview.
The good news, most distributions of Linux are free. You can install one on an old computer or in a virtual machine to try it out. I recommend Ubuntu Linux. I’ve been using it everyday since I first tried it back in 2007 and I love it.
Bash is like a super version of the Windows command line. Read more about Bash here.