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Windows vs. *nix

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    The only reason to pay for a Windows box is for game playing and game development ( the later isn't really even true)...if you're really interested in programming and you don't have a corporate budget, i don't see how you could go with anything other that linux or the free unix derivitives. everything you need for any language is free...free CORBA broker too...can't beat it...free

    i personally run both. without tfc, i don't think windows would be a priority....
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    C'mon, this is a programming forum, everyone should no this or that results in a true or a false, not a this or a that (unless they are true or false).
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    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void main (void) {
        for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++){
            printf ("\t\t\b\b\b");
        }
    }
    This code crashed my Win2k as well!

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    It crashed because there are more backspaces than tabs...You screwed it up!
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    When I say crashed, I mean goodnight operating system. Run it.

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    Really? See, unstable. That is Windows main problem.
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    Windows is better because I can download it from the internet and not have to feel the pangs of a clear conscience!

    And you should program everything on Windows because downloading something legally is not half as thrilling as pirating it!
    All generalizations are false

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    >The only reason to pay for a Windows box is for game playing and game development ( the later isn't really even true)...if you're really interested in programming and you don't have a corporate budget, i don't see how you could go with anything other that linux or the free unix derivitives. everything you need for any language is free...free CORBA broker too...can't beat it...free<

    So? BeOS PE is absolutely free also. Although it doesn't come preloaded with free dev stuff, it certainly has it available. You're not the only rebels that have GCC!!! Hehe...

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    I have yet to here of unrecovable windows crashes, linux on the other hand seems to be able to do that.

    I run windows 98 not networked and if I get a crash it is repared with running scandisk, and defrag witch I should do anyways.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    How do you define "unrecoverable"? What...when hardware is fried?

    >>I run windows 98 not networked and if I get a crash it is repared with running scandisk, and defrag witch I should do anyways.


    Oh, I wish it were always this simple. I've seen loads of crashes where Fdisk->Reformat->Reinstall has been the easiest way forward. I always like to restart from scratch if it looks as though the OS has been damaged/corrupted. Its easy when you have done it so many times. As long as data files are sensibly ordered and regularly backedup, there shouldnt be a problem.

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    >How do you define "unrecoverable"? What...when hardware is fried? <

    No, when it does not work even if reinstaled.

    >Oh, I wish it were always this simple. I've seen loads of crashes where Fdisk->Reformat->Reinstall has been the easiest way forward. I always like to restart from scratch if it looks as though the OS has been damaged/corrupted. Its easy when you have done it so many times. As long as data files are sensibly ordered and regularly backedup, there shouldnt be a problem.<

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