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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.


      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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[oiskuu]: I'm unfamiliar with android or SELinux. But I believe there is nothing of a kind. Unless you play with capabilities or build your own containers/ namespaces.
[davido]: I am not finding closing STDIN to be an adequate means of making getlogin return undef.
[Corion]: Maybe doing a double-fork (daemonizing) can make go that information away, but maybe not
[Corion]: But I think my knowledge of unix/Linux datastructures is several decades out of date, so I don't really know what information it keeps on processes
[oiskuu]: The useful bits that relate to your process can be found under /proc/self. What information are you thinking of? Tty name?
[tye]: I just daemonized and getlogin() still knew who I had been.

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