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    I hear so much bout this "linux" operating system on this board. What is it? Is it better than windows (hopefully). Can it run on IBM conpatibals? What language was it qritten in?

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    >What is it?

    An operating system.

    >Is it better than windows (hopefully).

    Well, it's cheaper. Some believe it's better. It really depends what you want out of your operating system.

    >Can it run on IBM conpatibals?

    Yes.

    >What language was it qritten in?

    Java, and QBasic (for low level hardware access).

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    >QBasic (for low level hardware access)

    Hmm, sure they didn't use HTML for it?

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    >Hmm, sure they didn't use HTML for it?

    Nah, you'd need to use DHTML, and apparently there's only a couple of people in the world who have the neccessary experience to carry it off.

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    No way - Linux was written in Perl.
    I've got proof here.

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    ok...

    Linux was originaly written in C by a guy named Linus hence the name Linux its symbol is a penguin named Tux it is a penguin because in Linus's childhood at a zoo one went crazy and tried to attack him. It is usually free meaning you can download it of a website such as slackware.com or just search google for linux distros. It is much more secure then windows, but harder to install sometimes and isn't the most easy thing to use but once you get the hang of it everything is easy. Windows being owned by microsoft has a lot of options but everything for windows is usually expensive when a lot of things for Linux are free such as compilers, editors, grapic editing programs, and such. It is part of the open source movement so if you use it you will be too thats basicly it in a nutshell kind of...
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    C'mon, don't be stupid - everyone knows C's too slow to write anything decent in. Definitely a small Perl script.

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    your all crazy - it is clearly a visual basic masterpiece!



    (if anyone replies to this - dont you know anything it was written in C - i cant belive...) i willmassacre them violently
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    No way - Linux was written in Perl.
    I've got proof here.
    Well, sure enough, the link proved it! hhehheeeehee, funniest thing I've read in a while, thanks Govt.
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    How can thou dare speakest of lesser languages in the presence of the one language to rule them all ? Seek thy answers here !

    Linux vs. Windows has Shakespearesque Drama... each discussion again and again Obviously Linux was written in Shakespeare !
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    Guys, it's obvious Linux was written in C#, else how would it run on some many different architectures?
    Prove you can code in C++ or C# at TopCoder, referrer rrenaud
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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    No way - Linux was written in Perl.
    I've got proof here.
    You can't argue with the facts! Like Gov'tcheez said, its all Perl! Either that or MIPS Assembly Lang.

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    Oh yea, well i have proof that says otherwise:
    http://shtarker.tripod.com

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