[Ilugc] Re linux in college environment
- From: suraj@xxxxxxxxxxx (Suraj Kumar)
- Date: 14 Nov 2002 14:21:46 +0530
On Thu, 2002-11-14 at 12:37, Sanjay Chigurupati wrote:
From what I have seen there, most of the computerscience departments of universities do their
programming under some flavor of unix. They tend to
start teaching programming like c with windows
environment in Bachelors initially and at later time
in bachelors, shift them to unix environment.
My university recently switched to Linux from Solaris.
UNIX is not the same as GNU/Linux. UNIX is a proprietary Operating
System. GNU/Linux is a free operating system. So are the *BSD OSes.
OTOH, Solaris is not free. IT does not let you do whatever you want to
do with it. and there is no source code, so you can't study it. You
donot have an easy way of finding out how something works. and you can't
modify it too.
When we talk to schools / colleges, we should talk of these advantages
that Free Software offer. Talking merely of 'free of cost' wont sell.
If I am not mistaken, C programming in Unix
environment is more powerful than in Win environment.
If I am not mistaken, its because of Unix being
written in C thereby presenting more flexibility and
also options to use the OS at deeper levels. I would
appreciate any thoughts, additional information in
I donot know if Windows was written in C. But just because something is
written in C doesn't mean it will be easier to write C code on that OS.
In this context, Unix environment would be a much
better tool for learning C programming. Also not to
mention the possibility of playing with the kernel or
the OS as the source code is available. Network
programming in C on unix is quite good too. U get to
learn the grassroots.
a proprietary UNIX environment wouldn't be as good as a free replacement
OS. Because in a Free Environment we have the source code and also the
rights to study and play with the source code. So it is a better
experience learning programming on something like GNU/Linux.
You might want to share these thoughts with your
faculty. Talk to somebody who is close to you and open
to ideas. find out their requirements and post it
we will also benefit from discussion of the various
software available and their pros and cons.
If you think you could do your part, please join the Demo@Schools
project. and it would also help the Demo@Schools team if you posted such
ideas / requirements to our mailing list.
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Date: 14 Nov 2002 09:45:04 -0000
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