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Re: NEWBIE QUESTION
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: NEWBIE QUESTION
- From: Saad Kadhi <bsdguy_(_at_)_noos_(_dot_)_fr>
- Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2001 09:27:09 +0100
Hi there Dion,
STeve Andre' wrote:
If you are new to UNIX, there is a lot to be said for learning one of themI'm seconding Steve's point of view. I started out myself with Ultrix
because it was the only thing available around back @ the univ. It gave
me a good start w/ the common stuff (perms, passwords, file sys
layout...) then I moved to SCO/(OpenServer|UnixWare) & from there I
jumped to Linux which is a *good* system to get flight hours.
well first, as opposed to dealing with several at once. Obviously your
personal learning style might be different, but I have found that most
do better learning a single op system at a time at the beginning. I'd
recommend OpenBSD if for for no other reason than the man pages are
superb and are of great help to anyone that reads.
Once you're familiar with OpenBSD and think you can do the things you
want to with it, jumping onto another platform makes sense in terms of
your UNIX education. You'll have a better frame of reference from which
to appreciate (or revile) the differences you encounter, and, you'll be
to better remember those differences. Try to learn too many at once and
they start to muddle in your mind.
QNX has been around for a long time; I didn't know it was it still ongoing.
I question that flavour being important to learn soon, unless your job or
hobbies deal with embedded systems. My choice would be either to
get flight time on Linux, or become familiar with Net/FreeBSD.
Now, I'm dealing w/ a bunch of OSes. Mainly Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and
of course OpenBSD. IMHO, all those are excellent OSes & OpenBSD stands
out w/ its quality & security. Each has its strenghts & weaknesses. I
think that if you must learn one commercial flavor, go w/ Solaris. The
layout is very good & pretty standard. Otherwise, get flight hours in
Linux & then jump to OpenBSD (& stay there ;=) ).
Welcome mate to the wonderful world of OpenBSD!
Does anyone know if the QNX operating system is a "real" UNIX O/S, like
OpenBSD? (A buddy of mine said that I ought to learn it in addition to
"Authoritarians thrive on censorship and secrecy. And
they distrust voluntary cooperation and information
sharing-- they only like cooperation that they control."