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Post  Faron on Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:47 pm

Heya all, hope things are going well for you.

I've gotten an itch to muck around with my laptop and I'd like to get back into beginner software development.

I have limited experience with (C64 Basic lol, Java, C++, and VB). I haven't done anything in years, and I see all these new languages and feel sooo behind.

I downloaded Netbeans IDE for windows and thought about getting familiar with Java and C++ again.
But, in the past I preferred to develop stuff in a linux enviro.

Any suggestions on a good linux distro and a language that a newbie could learn?

Take care all,
~Faron

p.s. BC (that adorable dog I posted sitting next to me) had to be put to sleep 2 weeks ago. The poor thing had stomach cancer. I'll definitely miss her. Wink

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Post  Lentus on Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:22 pm

Hi Faron! Sorry to hear about your dog.

Linux-wise, you can get a free copy of Ubuntu at www.ubuntu.com I played with an earlier version of it, I need to get a current copy... I give it the thumbs-up.
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Post  Faron on Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:14 pm

Thanks Bud!

[Edit] Thanks Lentus ^.^ I just downloaded Ubuntu at Starbucks and I have it installed.

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Post  Phinius on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Ubuntu is by far the most popular distro for budding coders and has a large user following. Redhat is still the most popular distro for Enterprises.

I use both, Ubuntu is running on my EEE(eeebuntu) and I use Redhat at work.

You might also want to look into .net programming/scripting. Windows has been based on this since XP rolled and even more so with Windows 7/Server 2008.

It all depends on your end goal, if it's for fun or web developing for money, then Linux coding is good. If your looking for a career and steady income, then .net is the way to go (web development with it as well).

FYI, Sun Solaris Admins are still getting top dollar and they're all getting old
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Post  Tarnish on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:46 pm

My fav. thing about Ubuntu are the variety of ways to run it. From LiveCD to USB Key to dual boot with Windows.

I highly recommend it Smile

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Post  Faron on Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:43 pm

Thanks for all the advice!

I ended up trying a bunch of linux distro's. Right now I'm running opensuse. Both Ubuntu and suse were easy to install (with 1 or 2 issues that were resolved). I was hoping to get Xen running both suse and vista but I don't have enough money....I mean memory. Smile


I'll probably never make a career out of writing code, I just have so much catching up to do. Though, I've got an opportunity to get back in the lab and write code for automated experiments. We usually use windows for experiments and linux for data analysis. So I'd like to learn some new skills ^.^ Skills that involve setting up a web server so you can review the status of hardware during the experiment and see the data taken.

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Re: Tux

Post  Lilboo on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:55 pm

These are a few wow questions
If u can help it will be gratly apreciated
1wat is a profession
2Where do u go to get one
3How do i get new moves
4What is a raid.
5 how do u raid
6free mount for pallies?
7 (lol) What are some dances and things u can do? e.g /dance, /chicken
Thxs
P.S im new
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Post  Draann on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:37 pm

Lilboo wrote:These are a few wow questions
If u can help it will be gratly apreciated
1wat is a profession
2Where do u go to get one
3How do i get new moves
4What is a raid.
5 how do u raid
6free mount for pallies?
7 (lol) What are some dances and things u can do? e.g /dance, /chicken
Thxs
P.S im new

lol, gotta love the little Boo! Come back to us already!
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Re: Tux

Post  Faron on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:20 pm

It's a trap! He just wants you to grind CC rep killing silithid bugs!

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Post  Lilboo on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:49 pm

Dude, Selina made me a deputy so I could get them silithid scraps for the aq gate opening. Fortunately, I got to go on an ony kill a few weeks later and got my Quel Serrar.

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Post  Faron on Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:15 am

I thought you lost that sword at the Pig n' Whistle, while you were trick'n.

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Post  Draann on Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:11 pm

Boo what happened to your account? Got it back?
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