Importance of knowing linux when trying to get a c programming position

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    No, vVv - he went from Linux drone to MS drone to Linux, MS, and back again.

    I wonder if Dean's tolerable in his phase between Linux and MS....hmm...

    hey, vVv....for some reason I think someone told me you were Sunlight...care to shed light on that? Nothing would be greater than having Sunlight around to have some fun with dean

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    back to the original topic, you don't relaly need to know ANY *nix programming. It couldn't hurt, though.

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    Originally posted by Troll_King
    I bet that you think you know everything, LOL. I'd like you to try to say something like that to me in person. Stop hiding behind your computer you pencil neck.

    Why are so many *nix users cry babies? Did I hurt your little feelings? Waaa!
    wait...you do realize that you're a *nix user, right? - ouch, my brain exploded!


    //edit: And aran, if you're gonna choose Linux for aesthertic reasons only, have a look at this - gnome for windows.
    Last edited by -KEN-; 09-26-2002 at 06:09 PM.

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    aesthetics is nothing.

    I'm an OSS stalwart, so i really look forward to seeing all the OSS on linux, examining the code and maybe doing some editing of it

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    freak.

    BTW, in case you hadn't already noticed, here's the real link. The other one is some GNOME about oil or something. I accidentally downloaded it and it's like "General NOAA Oil Modeling Environment" - I laughed soooo hard

    http://www.themedoctor.com/reviews/g/gnome.shtml

    //edit: nevermind, they're all worthless. Stupid links.
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    I do have to admit that the majority of *nix users I've seen are cry babies. There are some normal people that use *nix too though. I'm just calling it like it is.

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    Most *nix users have very little patience for buffoonery and incorrect information.

    snap out of it man or end it...one or the other...

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    Originally posted by Aran Elus
    wow, gnome looks awesome...

    i'm sick of windows. Linux seems gets more appealing every time i see it.
    Gnome is awesome. In addition do not try to download Unix shells or Gnome desktops for MS Windows because that is nonsense. People who think that those make a diference are ignoring the implementation of the operating system. In real life the implementation is the most important factor.

    Gnome is the best desktop out there that I've ever used. The LInux OS is more difficult to use them MS Windows, however it is also more powerful and offers total freedom to computer programmers. If you have not tried Linux, than you should because it is available for free. You need a fast connection and a cd burner to get it for free.

    I'll never be going backwards to MS Windows. That is over. When I used Linux as school it was all text mode. This is the first time I've seen Gnome and KDE, and I'm totally hooked. The environment is much more challenging becuase it's a real programming/hacker environment. You simply do not need anything else. The only single weakness that I have noticed is the multimedia player. It doesn't come with DVD playback, and thus far I've found it difficult to install the required packages to enable DVD on Xine and other players. This has to do with my inexperience and the law, which is tough on CSS encryption at this time. In terms off all other features, Linux is better than MS Windows. You have to choose the right browser though, I have 5 web browsers, and I find that Galeon is the best. The Konqueror browser is not very good, however with every application there is a corresponding website where these applications are being improved. I'm about 5 releases behind on almost everything. I only have Gnome 1.4 and Gnome 2.0 is out. Stuff like that, but even at that everything on my system kicks ass on MS Winblows.

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    Originally posted by [EMOBA]
    Most *nix users have very little patience for buffoonery and incorrect information.

    snap out of it man or end it...one or the other...
    Most *nix users are bafoons. I don't think that anyone can argue with that, however the times are changing, and some real people are starting to use LInux becuase of its high quality.

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    you can't even install software correctly...who's the freakin' buffoon?

    i don't now what a bafoon is though...so maybe you're right

    goodnight idiot...

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    To the original question:

    You should try *nix and especially learn how to create and use make files. You'll proabably have a tough time building source RPMs and piecing files together, like you have to do on an advanced distribution like debian.

    It's all C and C++, but the real thing isn't as simple as the type of programming that goes on around here. This is the real environment for advanced programming and if you can handle it than you can practically build your own operating system. You can't come from a Microsoft background and have your way on a *nix environment. You'll be totally lost.

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    LOL - I swear, Dean....you couldn't make these posts funnier if you tried.

    >>People who think that those make a diference are ignoring the implementation of the operating system

    Oh, so you'd rather have GNOME's _slower_ interface than Windows' fast one? Gotcha.

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    I'll take the faster Linux context switch and the fact that it doesn't crash.

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    and I'll take "famous idiots" for 800, Alex.

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    The nice thing about the Linux desktops is that you can run them on several different windows managers. The managers are a layer between the XWindows system and the GUI. The Gnome desktop runs very fast. When you first install Linux and boot it, than it's slow during that first boot, however after that it's fast. For some reason that's strange but true.

    MS Windows just recently permits you to use virtual consoles but something like that has been a natural feature of Linux for ages. It was designed to be a networking operating system. I don't think there is any question that Linux has the better desktop environment.

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