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Old 04-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #16
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Linux and programming are two things I've wanted to learn for some time now. I've decided to learn Linux first then programming. I agree, I think once I learn programming this will all make alot more sense. Rather than reading about it, having hands on experience with it.
 
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Thank you everyone for all your input and your patience
 
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Linux and programming are two things I've wanted to learn for some time now. I've decided to learn Linux first then programming. I agree, I think once I learn programming this will all make alot more sense. Rather than reading about it, having hands on experience with it.
To learn Linux and get started in writing shell scripts (which are a quite basic form of programming), see the tutorials in my signature.
 
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Thanks MTK358.
 
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files are not stored in hex--or binary (But-see the discussion to follow)--or decimal---or octal. Those are all number systems.

Digital storage is in bits. We have seen some definitions here, and you can look it up also. A "bit" is a way of describing an element which can have two states. To be sure, the word "binary" is sometimes used in reference to this 2-state paradigm. Personally, I think it is better to make the distinction between:
Analog data: stored or transmitted as a continuum of voltage or current states
Digital data: stored or transmitted as a series of bits (or bytes, where 1 byte = 8 bits)

Isn't semantics fun?.......
Alright, I'll give you that one...sort of.

But bits have a binary state: set or unset (however that is implemented physically) and binary is the numbering system that works directly with bits.
 
  


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