View Full Version : Awareness of linux capabilities

10-06-2001, 05:19 PM

A lot of the posts on these boards and others indicate to me that many people dont have the slightest idea about what comes in modern linux distros. Does the average user know that most distros come with C, C++, perl, TCL. python and etc. Also I think most people seem to be unaware of the high development of the window managers. You can Have a simple rock solid gui or play with the advanced versions. Your choice. They have free IDE's and
amazing editors.

Okay it can sometimes get a little complicated but wouldn't you rather have a huge garage full of all different kinds of vehicles which you can use as your needs and abilities dictate or just one
ordinary car with an auto trans and which you are required to use by law.

I got carried away, but man, if you want to program or connect to the internet or write a book the tools are there and they are free. They are open and improved constantly at no charge to you and for no other reason than the joy it brings the programmer.

One of the funniest things to me is when I read that some suit doesn't understand why this appeals to young people.
Whew! Okay I'm done!

10-07-2001, 02:05 PM
whats wrong with you:(

10-07-2001, 11:44 PM
No dude there is something terribly right about me! And Linux!

11-01-2001, 11:18 AM
My favorite UNIX command--

rm -Rf /bin/laden


Justin W
11-01-2001, 09:07 PM
I was impressed with SuSE 7.2 when after my graphical log in, right there on my desktop was my Windows partition. I can go and look around and do anything but write to it. Yeah, anything. Including run the programs or move files over to my Linux side. Ah, nothing quite like running MSVC++ from my SuSE 7.2 Gnome desktop at twice the speed it would from Win 2K. :D

12-10-2001, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Sayeh
My favorite UNIX command--

rm -Rf /bin/laden

That is not funny, and was never funny.
It also makes no sense to have a folder in your /bin, hence making the -R unneccessary.