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Old 12-02-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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MIT and Linux Kernel?


Well I ran across a powerpoint presentation on creating a Linux kernel...

It seemed to be about 50 to 70 slides on what problems they were having creating the kernel.

My Question is Does M.I.T have a course requirement to program a kernel for Linux?

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Old 12-02-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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I think MIT has released their curriculum. Have you checked the page Welcome to MIT's OpenCourseWare?

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Old 12-02-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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I checked it out they do require a class to do a full build of a Unix kernel followed by understanding memory, virtual pathways, process cycles and network fundamentals. Also require you to have an understand of C language when programming.

I'm not sure but I thought a kernel program for Linux/Unix computer was 86 pages long.

I wish I could afford to go to M.I.T. I don't think my GPA is high enough or my personnel IQ is either. Maybe I will try in attend it when I am about 32 years of age. At 32,000 dollars a year that is out of my range right now.

I guess I will have 2 jobs when I do attend this university. I am not sure at 32 years of age I will be able to hack the constant onslaught of fresh minds even though I 'm smart as a whip now. By then "Alzheimer's" could kick in.

Well thats my dream I don't know if I will ever get there.

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Old 12-02-2003, 05:43 PM   #4
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I wanted to go to MIT as well, but I graduated from Appalachian State University and got my stuff paid off in about 3 years after graduating ('62, BTW)

Got any pull with any local politicians? Perhaps they might know of help available. Contacts in the college would be of help as well.

When I went to college, the '30s folk had the dicipline to study, so they usually had the higher GPAs in college. I was lucky enough to room with one, so he kept me in line and I did pretty good.

I might have caught that "oldtimer's disease", myself, because I now have a perfect memory. I forget everything!
 
  


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