[ILUG-BOM] Re: [OT] Interesting Conversation
Wed Sep 4 17:02:55 IST 2002
Adding on to what Harsh said, I would like to point out that most
universities across the world are beginning to adopt UNIX as the
standard platform for teaching programming.
Columbia University, New York.
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> [mailto:linuxers-admin at mm.ilug-bom.org.in] On Behalf Of Harsh R Busa
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> Subject: [ILUG-BOM] Re: [OT] Interesting Conversation
> hi nikhil .. what college are u from ? as far as CS syllabus
> is concerned atleast bbay univ is making unix as std platform
> for do lab practs. right from FE.
> no ofense intended but just trying to get across some facts.
> i suggest u discuss this with ur friend.
> ask your friend to name all his favorite dev tools under his
> favorite os. now ask him does it run on mainframes,Servers,
> desktops, pdas, watches,... ?
> also a very good example is the bug patching
> For your favortive OS
> You pay $100s for OS , $100s for dev tools, $1000s for
> databases, $100s for office tools, $1000s for servers. that
> too with restriction on num of users. how well does it talk
> to other OSes. and must we say anything abt security. ? then
> you pay huge sums for every release of ms product. then if u
> get a bug all u do for few mins is gaze at the beautiful screen .
> then you buy an update that will cost u another $100's or so.
> then you find out that the bug u r facing is resolved in
> forthcoming release, but still not all and the viscous cycle
> continues. so effectively solving a bug takes more than 2-3
> weeksin BEST CASE if patch is not there. at times your bug is
> not very important for ppl to bother to solve it. so finally
> u have developed an application with several compromises.
> For Linux
> You dont pay for the OS and with comes loads of free dev
> tools, suites, servers, databases, progarmming languages,
> name it and it has it. which takes atleast a month to
> unleash their basic features.
> with that u get the source code so that you can tailor your
> OS to your needs. if u find a bug all u do is correct the
> code and recompile the driver/kernel or whatever.
> if u can figure out post querries to lug grps. expect replies
> in few hrs.or maybe some one has already patched it for u .
> so ideally you have a bug resolved in few days WORST CASE.
> all the more if u develop a killer app or patch a deadly bug
> you just might find your code on the way to next release of
> linux. also which os gives u this level of h/w s/w control
> and flexibility.how well does it talk to other OSes
> can his fav applications make all this possible ?
> also acc to me linux is not for dumb users.
> if u want to develop a game or a word pad it might be easy,
> friendly in windoz but what abt real time killer apps? what
> is the stability of linx servers and others ?
> i guess philip, trevor and others can write more abt
> technical issues..
> what else... abt arts/sci/ comm ppl i guess they have more
> exposure coz they have more choices.
> dont ever give a stupified look to such ppl ...
> just tell them to try and experience the difference.
> folks please react
> take care
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