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    I was wondering if there are any C++ certifications out there. I have seen that Microsoft has one, but I'm all for open source and linux so I would rather get my certification elsewhere. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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    Why do you want a certification exactly? Honestly open source work on projects will get you further than having a certification, in my experience and IMHO. Go work on one of those and building you skills instead of trying to acquire a piece of paper that really doesn't say much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caroundw5h View Post
    Why do you want a certification exactly? Honestly open source work on projects will get you further than having a certification, in my experience and IMHO. Go work on one of those and building you skills instead of trying to acquire a piece of paper that really doesn't say much.
    Moreover, I have the feeling that when you are on an interview, the projects you have made interest the interviewers more than the paper.

    @Nbiser: You mean that the one of Microsoft requires payment and you are looking for something free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    Moreover, I have the feeling that when you are on an interview, the projects you have made interest the interviewers more than the paper.

    @Nbiser: You mean that the one of Microsoft requires payment and you are looking for something free?
    It makes sense that I wouldn't need a cert, just work that I've done. I don't care how much it costs to get a cert; I would just rather not work for Microsoft or have anything by and from them (including certs) where I can help it.
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    From my experience: People that had the same feeling for Microsoft and had Linux as their girlfriends, suddenly started posting IE sucks less and things like that (!!!)

    What had happened, was that they had become Microsoft students or started to work at Microsoft. Of course, I am not telling that you are one of them (there is a chance, but I don't know you). I am just saying, so that you won't get surprised (at least not so much), when you see a Linux-friendly guy starting adoring Microsoft software
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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    From my experience: People that had the same feeling for Microsoft and had Linux as their girlfriends, suddenly started posting IE sucks less and things like that (!!!)

    What had happened, was that they had become Microsoft students or started to work at Microsoft. Of course, I am not telling that you are one of them (there is a chance, but I don't know you). I am just saying, so that you won't get surprised (at least not so much), when you see a Linux-friendly guy starting adoring Microsoft software
    I doubt that I ever become one of those traitors! I have to use Microsoft for some things, but on the PCs that have Microsoft on them I have a huge array of virtual machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    What had happened, was that they had become Microsoft students or started to work at Microsoft. Of course, I am not telling that you are one of them (there is a chance, but I don't know you). I am just saying, so that you won't get surprised (at least not so much), when you see a Linux-friendly guy starting adoring Microsoft software
    But whether you like Microsoft or Linux you will have to admit that each has its own advantages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nbiser View Post
    I doubt that I ever become one of those traitors!
    Yeah. Because your choice of operating system reveals your patriotism.
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    It is naive to to stick to one operating system when you well know that there is something better in the other operating system.It should not be a matter of patriotism but a matter of convinience.
    In C++14 you just write "auto auto(auto auto) { auto; }".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslaville View Post
    It is naive to to stick to one operating system when you well know that there is something better in the other operating system.It should not be a matter of patriotism but a matter of convinience.
    Or a matter of compensation There are far more people out there who will pay you top dollar to develop software for Windows than any other operating system.
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    Above all to understand that an operating system is simply a tool. And a tool shouldn't be the subject of egregious symbolism. It makes us look stupid and dumb. Incapable of thinking for ourselves.

    Certainly we can and should help propagate many aspects of this Free Software culture (and fight against other aspects of this culture that are less right). But just like in life where we understand we need to balance our wish for civil liberties with the need to live in a society of consumers, in software a balance between commercial and Free software is what helps drive technology forward. No good ever came from extremism. And people that follow that path are dangerous individuals who profess their truth in the form of a dictatorship.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Above all to understand that an operating system is simply a tool. And a tool shouldn't be the subject of egregious symbolism. It makes us look stupid and dumb. Incapable of thinking for ourselves.
    Nonsense. If your even semi-intelligent, Inferno & Nemesis are the only OSs worth your time!
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    Nemesis is, err, dead for 10 years now. But kudos for mentioning Inferno.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nbiser View Post
    I doubt that I ever become one of those traitors! I have to use Microsoft for some things, but on the PCs that have Microsoft on them I have a huge array of virtual machines!
    Have you ever met a carpenter that refuses to put a nail in because screws are way better? Who calls people using a hammer "traitors", because everyone knows that only screwdrivers are the real deal? Software is a tool to solve people's problems. If you want to be a professional, you use the best tool for the job.

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