Thread: suggestions please! how do i learn OS / Languages?

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    suggestions please! how do i learn OS / Languages?

    Hi all,

    Can anybody help me with some good suggestions about "how to learn some OS / Languages"? I want to learn Linux (from scratch) and c/c++ (gain expertise). I am still student and want to be good when I am out there looking for job!

    Thank you.
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    To learn linux, download or buy a linux distrobution, install it, and play with it. Read HOWTOs. Solve problems.

    To learn C or C++, buy a book on it. Do some practice programming. Start a project.

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    If you want to learn Linux but don't want to have to install it (i reccomend you do though) you can download a copy of Knoppix(Linux ISO.org ), and burn it to a CD and then you can run Linux right off a CD, and like ygfperson said, the best way to learn is to play with it. Once you start using it, you will realize it isnt that difficult to use.

    To learn C++, I reccomend doing everything ygfperson said, since he is normally right, but also get t oknow some fellow beginner programmers and have everyone try to write the same program and help each other with any problems you may have.

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    Thank you 'ygfperson' and ' unanimous' for suggestions.

    I have already installed Linux 9.0 and Suse, so I should be now start playing! ok.

    I have some knowledge of c/c++, I have done some amount of programming in c/c++. Where can I find some good project to work on? Please, it would be of great help to me.

    Thank you again.
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    Well you can start by doing some challenges at CProgramming.com, these aren't difficult but can be good ifor beginning programmers. Challenges Here
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    Re: suggestions please! how do i learn OS / Languages?

    >> I want to learn Linux (from scratch)

    I would recommend you to install slackware as well. And if you really know what you are doing, go gentoo.
    slackware 10.0; kernel 2.6.7
    gcc 3.4.0; glibc 2.3.2; vim editor
    migrating to freebsd 5.4

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    Re: suggestions please! how do i learn OS / Languages?

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    >> I want to learn Linux (from scratch)

    I would recommend you to install slackware as well. And if you really know what you are doing, go gentoo.
    Qs: What is slackware? And how do I get it? Is it easier to learn with slackware than Redhat and/or Suse?

    Thank you for your help.
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    Slackware is a Linux distrobution for people who really want to learn alot about how Linux works. You can get it at LinuxISO . I'd say its easier to learn with RedHat but with Slackware you can really get a better understanding of how Linux works.
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