May 17th, 2001
|09:26 pm - test|
|Date:||May 17th, 2001 06:28 pm (UTC)|| |
yay for neatness. if you want the lil head info link guy to be next to someone's name, html this:
|Date:||May 19th, 2001 11:08 am (UTC)|| |
thought id continue the thread here so as not to clog up the suggestions thread.
gwah, i don't even konw what *nix means. i'm starting from scratch, here..
*nix is a geek term, referring to the generic collection of operating systems based around unix/bsd - such as Linux, Open/Net/FreeBSD, Unix, Solaris (Sun's Unix), AIX (IBM's Unix), HPUX(Hewlett-Packard's Unix), SCO...
You may have heard of Linux, the other are less popular, but still collectively power most of the internet as you know it :)
Linux is the most userfriendly and easiest to use of the lot, due to much effort to drive the operating system into the desktop market as a competitor to Windows - but most of the *nix still are very strong server operating systems.
Have you heard of a shell account/ do you have one ? thats a *nix (unless you're running something really weird).
if you have a spare PC lying around (even a 486 will do) or if you have space on your hard disk, you can install Linux on your machine and try it out. Or if you can get your hands on a shell account, you can also play with it that way (and code perl on it!)
*grin* hope i haven't overloaded u here. im happy to answer any Qs u have...
|Date:||May 22nd, 2001 06:11 pm (UTC)|| |
i've heard of the unix stuff, not bsd.
i only know shells in context of dos, back in the day when i was on that. they seemed to be so if i was using it at a job i could get out of the program quick.
i currently have 5 gig free on my hd. how would my comp work with two operating systems installed?
o and btw, thanks for all the help! :)