I just love UNIX

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I just started a FORTRAN 90 programming class this quarter, and we do all our work on the school's UNIX servers, and I love it. The simplicity, no dealing with all the unnecessary crap windows comes attached with.

I jsut felt like sharing.
 

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PerennialII
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Very much share your affection ... doing stuff in Unix after spending time in Win - world is like coming home :smile: .
 
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PerennialII said:
Very much share your affection ... doing stuff in Unix after spending time in Win - world is like coming home :smile: .


It completely is.

It makes me miss MS-DOS. I feel old knowing that i remember using DOS.
 
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graphic7
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UNIX is an excellent environment for any sort of programming. Makefiles, excellent shells, and UNIX compilers are very intuitive when working in a terminal environment.

Man pages are also an added incentive. There's always some documentation a command away for whatever function your curious about when programming.
 
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aggree, but C# .net is on its way up... (waits to be flamed!! :rofl: )
 
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dduardo
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.NET = Windows Lock In

I prefer to work with cross platform compatible languages.

Go Python !
 
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graphic7
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Me being a Sun junkie, I'll retaliate with a swift Java recommendation. It's funny, a few months ago I never would've thought of Java as a half-decent language. Things change, though. :approve:
 
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graphic7 said:
Me being a Sun junkie, I'll retaliate with a swift Java recommendation. It's funny, a few months ago I never would've thought of Java as a half-decent language. Things change, though. :approve:

Don't worry. I'll continue not thinking of it as a half-decent language for you. :smile:
 
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master_coda said:
Don't worry. I'll continue not thinking of it as a half-decent language for you. :smile:

You are referring to versions of Java <= 1.2? Yes? :tongue2:
 
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master_coda said:
Don't worry. I'll continue not thinking of it as a half-decent language for you. :smile:

LoL

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franznietzsche said:
The simplicity, no dealing with all the unnecessary crap windows comes attached with.

Yeah, eunichs are lacking in attachments.
 
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Dissident Dan said:
LoL

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Yeah, eunichs are lacking in attachments.

Yes, eunuchs are, but those are necessary attachments.
 
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i resecued a Alpha with OpenVMS and a SCO unix CD set from the computer-recyclers at work :rofl:

its amazing how cool old junk (?) can be!!!! :biggrin:

graphic7: have you seen sun's new err.. windowmanager - lookingglass ? :confused:
ummm here
 
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gazzo said:
i resecued a Alpha with OpenVMS and a SCO unix CD set from the computer-recyclers at work :rofl:

its amazing how cool old junk (?) can be!!!! :biggrin:

graphic7: have you seen sun's new err.. windowmanager - lookingglass ? :confused:
ummm here

I haven't heard of Looking Glass, but it looks fairly interesting. Right now I'm between JDS (Sun's souped up Gnome2) and CDE. I've been trying to find a love for Gnome2 because I think within the release (or couple of releases) after Solaris 10, they'll be discontinuing CDE support. It's hard to part with it, though.
 
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franznietzsche :

I just love UNIX

I just started a FORTRAN 90 programming class this quarter, and we do all our work on the school's UNIX servers, and I love it. The simplicity, no dealing with all the unnecessary crap windows comes attached with.

I jsut felt like sharing.

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if you say so, why not, Bill gates once loved Dos
 
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philocrazy said:
franznietzsche :

I just love UNIX

I just started a FORTRAN 90 programming class this quarter, and we do all our work on the school's UNIX servers, and I love it. The simplicity, no dealing with all the unnecessary crap windows comes attached with.

I jsut felt like sharing.

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if you say so, why not, Bill gates once loved Dos

That hurts, i don't want to be compared to
him
 
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gazzo said:
i resecued a Alpha with OpenVMS and a SCO unix CD set from the computer-recyclers at work :rofl:

its amazing how cool old junk (?) can be!!!! :biggrin:
If I'm not mistaken, OpenVMS is so backwards it uses 1 as default return value for succes and 0 for default return value for failure. Which is aganst POSIX, ANSI-C(unless you use EXIT_SUCCESS and EXIT_FAILURE) and god knows what else :)

I'd really like to get my hands on a OpenVMS-system and see how portable my code really is :)
 

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