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Windows vs. *nix

This is a discussion on Windows vs. *nix within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Are you for Windows 9x/NT, or *nix. By *nix, I mean linux, unix, any release based on Unix......

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    Windows vs. *nix

    Are you for Windows 9x/NT, or *nix. By *nix, I mean linux, unix, any release based on Unix...
    Think out of the box! Open Source rules!

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    damn.. i thought it was a question of either liking windows or Stevie Nix...

    i hate both. goodnight.

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    neither - they both suck.

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    > neither - they both suck.

    I second that.
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    I third that!

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    well if I HAD to choose, windows. WindosXP more specifically. Other than that, I fourth that motion.

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    *NIX is not good. Windows professional operating systems are quite good but not perfect.

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    i fifth that
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    What for????

    A desktop - then I would go for Windoze

    A web server - then I would go for *nix

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    I use Win2k and pleased with it. But folks you have to remember "The only way to build a secure system is to keep it simple" (Tanenbaum, 2001). Meaning there are trade-offs you must make when designing an OS. You can have it riddled with ausome user-features, but that means it will be more complicated, which in turn means more code, and thus more bugs.

    This may probably have nothing to do with what i just said, but why in heavens does Windows 2000 (also WinXP as well I hear) completely crash when running this code:

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void main (void) {
        for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++){
            printf ("\t\t\b\b\b");
        }
    }
    I'm just curious, can someone explain?

    Oh by the way, you have to click on the exe. It won't crash the system if you run it from the command prompt. I should warn you from doing this or not because not only did my system crash and restart, but a lot of my settings are all screwed up now.

    FYI, I'm running Windows 2000 with SP2.
    Last edited by greenRoom; 10-27-2001 at 04:36 AM.

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    Well first I would say you should use int main (void), not void main (void). Perhaps the problem lies in the fact that you are tabbing foward two spaces, and back slashing 3 in the same line. Other than that, there is no return 0.
    Ramble on...

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    I know that, but what I'm trying to get at is that an OS which calls itself professional should be robust enough to handle programming errors like this.

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    True, I see your point, but then again, think about how many possible programs that could potentially be run on an OS. Moreover, the errors that could arise. It would be very hard to predict wouldn't it?
    Ramble on...

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    Yeah, you have a point there too EvenFlow. I should have read the previous posts more carefully because Troll_King had it nicely stated that: "Windows professional operating systems are quite good but not perfect.", which I can agree with.

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    You know, if I had to choose, I think I would probably go with *nix. For a couple of reasons. I'm running on win 98, so I don't really know how stable the later editions are, but after time, win gets unstable. *nix doesn't. Also, *nix takes up a lot of less space than windows. Like somebody else mentioned, you can work with a GUI for *nix and a visual interface.

    But, I don't know. They both serve their purposes, I guess.

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