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anybody fuck with UNIX?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by postaholic, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. postaholic

    postaholic Guest

    i overheard some computer geeks talking about UNIX, and how it is tha shit cuz it never crashes, but how is that so? and if its so great why dont they model the other OS systems around it? so they dont crash either?

    whats so good about UNIX?


    ÀEL GRINGO? Junior Member

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    Im fucking stoned... DOUBLE.perk. ,,, Austin Powers 3 was pretty weak
  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,135 Likes Received: 82
    because it's not a big hairball of code like microsoft anything. It's a highly customizeable OS. it's more of like, saying, "I want this program and this program only on my computer, and only the necessary things I need to run these programs.... nothing else." Actually "Linux" is the one to go with... as it is free, open sourced (the source code is free) and it'll run on anything. They use linux in those car computers, those gps systems... those new pda/celly combo's. Yahoo is run on linux. Alot of really high profile web servers are run on linux. It's nerdy as fuck, yeah, but it's also good if you can figure it out. (which I haven't completely.)
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    At this place in the So.Cal area called Fry's electronics they sell this Linux based comp 1.something GHZ for 299.00 sounds like a decent deal to try and mess around with. Or use it as a computer to host on only.
  5. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

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    yes definitely. they are the kind of computers that you set up really good like, and then you take the monitor and the keyboard off and leave the box connected to the network in a closet somewhere. That's how stable they are..... they've been known to run for months without rebooting. Unix is not free though like linux is.
  6. iCEBERG

    iCEBERG Senior Member

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  7. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    listen to j

    I've done a bit a research into redhat and mandrake linux,
    but it's really not good for the average home user. You can really mess
    with driver codes and create an unusable computer. It's really for the pros.
    once it's up and running, it's rock solid.
    It's not for things like surfing the web and chatting while playing quake.
    It's for Massive Apache Servers, hosting IRC channels and managing firewalls.
    very dull stuff!

    and here's a tidbit for you OSX users.
    It's pronounced 'oh ess ten' on 'oh ess exx' !
    some people say that because it's Unix, you should say 'oh ess exx',
    but Steve Jobbs himself says 'oh ess TEN'.
    yeah... my pet peave.
  9. whydontyudie

    whydontyudie Guest

    seriously right now its funny that yous guys bring this subject matter up while im sittin ina room next to a box running on UNIX. Then to top it off the next room has, hold on let me go count, okay back. THe next room has ten servers all running UNIX, okay i lied three are running solaris i believe??? i dunno anyhoo im at my parents company which does alotta work with fuckin UNIX, LINUX, DCE, and what you niggas dont know about, AIX, ooooooooooooooohhhhhhh you niggas dont know about that shit do you. I dont know much about it either but if i ask the old man he'll spill the beans on how all this shit werks. I mean the man doesnt use windows he uses straight up AIX OS on his RSK6000 box at his desk while he sits there and codes. DAmn that server room is fuckin hot im going to getta gatorade.

    l0rd Ka0s
  10. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller Elite Member

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    yea I was gonna say that Mac OS X is based on UNIX...which is dope. I'm coppin' a PowerMac G4 someday..

    Another difference is that Linux/UNIX can be run on really old ass computers...where as Windows 2000 would suck total ass on a P2 266mhz machine with 64mb of RAM, Linux/UNIX would rock out.

    I have Mandrake 8.0 on CD and shit, just waiting for an available box to put it on..thinking about droppin it in an older IBM ThinkPad to save space in my room....

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  11. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 25, 2000 Messages: 4,246 Likes Received: 71
    who's a Mac user up in here?

    I'm seriously considering the switch from Winders 2000 to a G4 PowerMac w/ OS X and shit....

    the one I configured was like 7 G's...ballin'
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    I'm both.

    Macs at home.
    Macs/PC's at work.

    hell... the first Mac ever was launched on my 5th birthday,
    but I had been on Apples for a few years before that.

    It all depends on what you want to do with it!

    Seing as I dont live at home and dont have acess to my fathers dual G4,
    I'm only using the PowerBook5300c for scriptwriting (using final draft v.5),
    and the occasional game of mahjong.
  13. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 25, 2000 Messages: 4,246 Likes Received: 71
    Well personally, I'd like to try something new. Windows 2000 is nice and stable to some extent, but I want to give Mac a shot. I'm really drooling over the new Power Mac's...

    The one I really really want is the Dual G4, w/ 512MB RAM (I'll upgrade to 1.5Gb later), SCSI harddrive, SuperDrive, Zip 250 (for school), GeForce4 Ti and that PIMP ASS 22" Studio Flat Panel Display. Oh my god. I'd end up using it for video editing, picture ed., GAMING, internet, adn what not.

    But yea...I'll still have a Windows machine or three..

    I want that Power Book Titanium too
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    If you're going for digital editing,
    dont believe the Mac hype.
    FinalCutPro is not all they say it is.

    For the same price you can run AvidXpressDV on any NT (or on a mac).
    It makes FinalCut feel like editing with hedge clippers.

    The G4 may be better suited, but not necessary.
    It really all comes down to the quality of the i/o.
  15. whydontyudie

    whydontyudie Guest

    well blow me down bro
    it is rs/6000 ahahahaha
    theres like 4 of those fuckers here and im retarded ahahahhaah and the box for one is right next to me. im going to the doctor. later d00ds