View Poll Results: Which is really a programmers OS?(best support etc, best enviroment for "learning")

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  • Linux(UNIX BSD etc also) is a programmers OS

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Is Linux Really A Programmers OS?

This is a discussion on Is Linux Really A Programmers OS? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I think everyone is over looking one of the main uses of the *nix's SERVERS, granted as Im writing this ...

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    I think everyone is over looking one of the main uses of the *nix's
    SERVERS, granted as Im writing this Ive only read the first to pages but I doubt on the 3rd anyone, (other than me) realized what Linux/Unix are most commonly used for. Which brings up another point, if Linux/Unix were for only programmers (and reallty, the stanard computer user is to used to the GUIs brought to you by Win and Mac, they would die if they saw Linx/Unix, or DOS for that matter.) There would still be a market, you need to write security and such to keep 'hackers' (please, dont get into a flame war over my using the word hackers) out and your comp safe.
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    Well, we're unanimous about Macs, at least.
    Away.

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    Originally posted by Silvercord
    I mean, can you actually change the operating system yourself? That doesn't seem possible to do.
    But you can.

    That's one of the main bonuses of Open Source operating systems over Windows, etc.

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    Edit -> Compile -> Reboot
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    Originally posted by Silvercord
    I just don't see how that process would work. I mean, how can you change the operating system while it is running?
    You don't change it WHILE it is running. I think all you have to do is go thru a couple million lines of source code, make the change you want, recompile the OS, and reinstall it. It's as simple as that!
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    Not necessarily. There are compilers that are capable of generating binaries for systems other than what the compiler runs on. It's called a cross-compiler
    but why would you make an OS just to program on anyway? Any OS is fine to program with. It is easier to develop for the same platform you are running most of the time anyway.

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    Oh shut up already!

    Damn, first you were the programmer that insisted it's not possible to edit the kernel for linux.
    Then you insult people who are trying to help. Ignorant and a jerk.

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    Can't we just get along .

    Seriously, flame threads will be closed sooner or later.
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    ....Everyone take a deep breath please.

    This is a great debate and I don't want to have to close it because people are flaming, or heavily edit it for that matter because that's just as bad.
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    this is all I wanted to know:
    I just don't see how that process would work. I mean, how can you change the operating system while it is running?
    That's a concise question, I don't see how I deserved to be told to shove my ignorance up my as$, I don't see how I was insisting anything, but whatever, I'm doing the mature thing by deleting my posts, and that speaks for itself.

    EDIT: for kermi and mods, I didn't deserve being insulted like that, and I want an apology from vVv, but I doubt I'll get it.

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    I want you to nip it in the bud, just as everyone else does, and I deleted those posts you quoted just for that reason.

    EDIT:
    Last post for me just to help me vent (I usually don't get worked up about things but this time I did)

    I mean, can you actually change the operating system yourself? That doesn't seem possible to do.
    ...
    I just don't see how that process would work. I mean, how can you change the operating system while it is running?
    I still don't see how these posts warranted vVv telling me to shove it up my as$, I just want someone to say he was wrong for doing it, and that I did the right thing by deleting my threads (so the mods wouldn't have to delete this thread and ruin it for everyone).
    fin
    Last edited by Silvercord; 04-07-2003 at 12:09 PM.

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    He wasnt wrong, the way you asked your questions was liek telling us its not possible even though, it is and you dont know what the hell your talking about, you should apologize to the people who tried to help.
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    The general consensus seems to be for Linux, UNIX, BSD etc Amazing how nobody has voted for mac, personally I've never used one.

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    Seeing that Mac has just resently moved to a UNIX base, it's still uncharted for many people.

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