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Old 09-04-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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*nix colleges on the West Coast?


Well..its that time to look into colleges. Are there any linux/unix type universities that teach courses like networking and programming? I live in California..so that would be preferable, thought I wouldn't mind moving away from the over-populated state of million dollar homes.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
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Well..its that time to look into colleges. Are there any linux/unix type universities that teach courses like networking and programming? I live in California..so that would be preferable, thought I wouldn't mind moving away from the over-populated state of million dollar homes.
I'm sure MIT has linux classes.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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I seem to recall that Berkeley had a little something to do with Unix development in the '70s and '80s , though AFAIK the CSRG is long gone now but the CS department is still second to none.

Seriously, though, any decent computer science curriculum will give you lots of exposure to Unix-based systems as they are heavily used in research environments. To name specifics, Sergey Brian and Larry Page (founders of Google) were both grad students at Stanford, and of course Google's infrastructure is almost completely Linux-based.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
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I seem to recall that Berkeley had a little something to do with Unix development in the '70s and '80s , though AFAIK the CSRG is long gone now but the CS department is still second to none.
The best two things to come out of UC-Berkeley was BSD and LSD!
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:48 AM   #5
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The best two things to come out of UC-Berkeley was BSD and LSD!
LSD was first senthesized at Berkeley?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 03:13 AM   #6
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I am a student at UC Berkeley, and I would definately recommend Berkeley for your interests. The CS courses are extremely difficult, but you learn a lot. Additionally, all the lab computers are UNIX based, so you will learn UNIX whether you like it or not. All EECS and CS majors are required to take 3 fundamental CS courses before the upper-division courses: CS 61A (Lisp), CS 61B (Java), and CS 61C (C and MIPS). While you learn the programming languages of these courses, they do not focus on learning the languages. There are a ton of CS courses here, ranging from robotics programming to operating systems programming to graphical design, etc, etc. Additionally, I would think that Berkeley and MIT would be very comparable in this field. Both schools pretty much use the same curriculum. Hope this helps (although if you are looking for an easy ride...Berkeley is not your school of choice). Also, very important (if you are a male), the female population is starting to improve in looks since our football team is getting better. (Hopefully, none of you watched the Cal/Tennessee game...)

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Old 09-05-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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I've noticed most, if not all, of the colleges listed here are very well known for their Comp Sci programs, or just computer programs in general. However, I think if you look around, most any college you look at will have a decent comp sci program. Personally, I'm looking at WPI, UMN, Carleton College, Uwaterloo(ontario), and OSU. I'm not sure MIT is the right environment for me... but then again, that's me.
 
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LSD was first senthesized at Berkeley?
No, but it was one of the first areas at the start of the hippy movement during the '60s...make love, not war!
 
Old 09-05-2006, 09:47 PM   #9
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The problem with most well know colleges is that they have very liberal professors and force their views on you, and if you don't agree they will fail you. I want to avoid as best as possible. Anyone been to Stanbridge College? The courses look interesting.
 
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The problem with most well know colleges is that they have very liberal professors and force their views on you, and if you don't agree they will fail you
I don't know what you are talking about... that statement is unsupported. I have never had a professor like that, and I am definately not a liberal person. I am from Arkansas...professors will give you the grade you earn. Half the time they probably don't even know who you are unless you go out of your way to meet them.
 
  


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