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Old 06-20-2004, 09:38 AM   #1
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Important questions

From my knowledge from what I have devoloped over the past 2 years is that the people that write programs, and make all these hacks use Linux, and there is not many Microsoft Programms (that are any good). If I install Linux and want to learn this how will this help? What I am guessing is that Linux leads to important princibles that will make you a good programmer, correct me if I am wrong.

Simple Questions:
#1 - If you have a .exe of a program such as photoshop or something is it possible to edit it to make it custom to your need?
#2 - Are most linux made programs open source so you can edit and learn and try new stuff with it?
I wish I could help other users with these awsners but I know so little.
Old 06-20-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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please try to use useful thread titles in your posts. you will get much better replies if you titles contain some relevance to the contents....

#1 - no
#2 - yes
Old 06-20-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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I personally would say that you can learn much more about computers by programming on linux (or any unix variant) than by programming on the windows platform. The designs and philosophies in unix/gnu/linux/BSD... are simply so much cleaner and neater. You really get what's happening behind the curtains when you code in unix...
I would suggest you find some books on programming in the field you're most interested in, or get the source code of a program you like, and try to understand/modify it...

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@acid_kewpie Sorry, but it was timing out because im 4 cds from debian at once.


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