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Re^2: (OT?): Operating Systems

by Andrew_Levenson (Hermit)
on Dec 13, 2006 at 19:18 UTC ( #589659=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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You're right, i'm not asking specifically for a Linux distro. What I really want to find is a non-windows (my XP box _literally_ took its own life, funny story) OS (preferably in C, so I can learn to toy with it) in which I won't necessarily need the GUI running at all so I can learn to get used to using a shell. And, it may be stupid to specify this, but it'd be very nice if it were secure, fast and stable.

Is that a lot to ask for, or does that leave a lot of narrowing down to do?

C(qw/74 97 104 112/);sub C{while(@_){$c**=$C;print (map{chr($C!=$c?shift:pop)}$_),$C+=@_%2!=1?1:0}}


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Re^3: (OT?): Operating Systems
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Dec 13, 2006 at 19:32 UTC

    If secure, fast, and stable are your requirements, OpenBSD would definitely meet your requirements. Easy to set up -- I would not call it "easy", but rather "not difficult".

    ObHistory - OpenBSD is based more on the BSD Unix family, and Linux follows (well, sort of) the SysV style of Unix.

    --MidLifeXis

      Is it easy to toy with?
      Like, is the source readily accessible so I can make changes to the system as I learn how?
      C(qw/74 97 104 112/);sub C{while(@_){$c**=$C;print (map{chr($C!=$c?shift:pop)}$_),$C+=@_%2!=1?1:0}}
        This is the case with just about any Linux distro.

        I like computer programming because it's like Legos for the mind.

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