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Old 09-28-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
dipperdan
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Systems Programming - Linux vs Windows


Hi everyone,
I have a presentation to do for my systems programming course and the topic we chose was:
"Select an Operating System and show why it is either a poor or a good development environment for systems programmers "

I was just wondering if anyone here could give me any info at all that would be useful/helpful to me. So far we just have some comparison charts (linux vs windows) but these are general comparisons and don't look at if from a systems programmer's point of view.

Thanks in advance.

PS: the presentation is 10 minutes so i guess we don't need to much information probly just enough to get us through that and then the 2 minutes for questions.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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Well, for one, your linux programming environment is a lot more robust than anything you'll find under windows. Plus it's all free...

If you do a full install of Slackware 10 for example... You get full programming environments for everything from C++, C, C#, PHP, Python, and more!

Compare that to say, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET at... what is it like $1500 or more?? Aside from that, the OS is open source, so it much easier develop applications to run on it.

Another good thing about linux is that I would say the community of support is 100 times bettr than windows...

That's one thing non-linux users don't understand, including my g/f... Linux users are like a family.. always willing to help other out without expecting anything back, just the knowledge that you'll do the same when you learn the ropes...
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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ok thanks, although i get the feeling you may be a bit biased .
We had some of the points you made, although since we want to be more general i was thinking we should refer to the POSIX standard as opposed to specific linux distributions. I thought that would be the best way to go.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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dipperdan; maybe biased also, but from
what little knowledge in possesion to program any windows you may have to belong to MS organization. other than configureing programs purchased by organization/public. Linux on the other hand if knowledgable with programming
any one in possesion of any linux may program,compile & alter programs to fit individual needs. with the provision of following the opensource GNU GPL.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:42 PM   #5
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Re: Systems Programming - Linux vs Windows

Quote:
Originally posted by dipperdan
I have a presentation to do for my systems programming course ......
dipperdan, per the LQ Rules "Do not expect LQ members to do your homework - you will learn much more by doing it yourself." -- J.W.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #6
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Re: Re: Systems Programming - Linux vs Windows

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Originally posted by J.W.
dipperdan, per the LQ Rules "Do not expect LQ members to do your homework - you will learn much more by doing it yourself." -- J.W.
I'm a member on a number of forums so i know this well. But since i am only trying to get information I don't think i'm breaking the rules. I obviously won't ask you guys to plan it out for me and do a slideshow or something. I just would like some more information (to add to what we have) on which we can properly base our argument. Since it is a fairly specific topic i figured i might get better results from a forum/messageboard such as this.


PS: If i'm wrong and i am breaking that rule then a mod can delete the thread and i guess i'll just have to continue googling
 
Old 09-28-2004, 08:20 PM   #7
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My basic point is simply that you should be doing your own research rather than asking or expecting your fellow LQ'ers to do it for you. To put it a different way, I think it's safe to say that a person who is spoon-fed the answers will learn far less (if anything at all) than a person who does his/'her own work. Be honest, which is better:

A. I support so-and-so because my research has led me to conclude A, B, and C
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B. I support so-and-so because somebody on the Internet told me it was a good idea.

Perhaps you may disagree, but the LQ Rule I quoted is there for a very good reason. Good luck with your project, regardless. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 08:33 PM   #8
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jw; that is one reason when answering
posts, i attempt to point them to where
they will have to read for their answers.
howto,s or any such site i have knowledge of. which is small being am a newbie too. but what else can we do so that they research as you suggested.
which i support 100%. thank you for your appropo statement.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 09:18 AM   #9
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well i can respect that jw


thanks to everyone that tried to help tho
 
  


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