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anybody fuck with UNIX?

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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?

 

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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Guest --zeSto--

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.

however...

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.

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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

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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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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'

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Guest --zeSto--

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.

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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

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Guest --zeSto--

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.

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Guest whydontyudie

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

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Guest postaholic

good replies... interesting info.

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Guest --zeSto--

and one of the nerds shouts "BACK TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE WITH YOU"... the 'someone' slinks back off to his trailor.

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I used a version of Unix (IRIX) on a monster SGI for a while about two years ago. It was dope, but it's so incredibly stale and barebones it can make you feel uncomfortable using it. As an OS, ultrabling status, as a GUI, noperbling status.

 

I'm also a Mac user, but I never dug FinalCut Pro. Maybe I just didn't spend much time on it, but it annoyed me for some reason. Although they aren't as powerful as Avid by a long shot, Premiere and AfterEffects are fine for me, especially the latter. I've tried Avid, Discreet, Media 100, and FCP, but I didn't click with them... the Adobe interface is too ingrained into my skull.

 

Zesto, I have a bunch of questions for you about freelancing as a jack-of-all-trades, which you seem to be rocking at. Can I hit up your e-mail or something? Mine's hector@openarts.org, I'd really appreciate your help. Beer,

 

El Mamerro

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Guest --zeSto--
Originally posted by Dirty_habiT

Is that like, "as opposed to listening to Dirty."?

 

your points were good, but I was refering to j's point about servers.

 

*edit: check the mail m'erro

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Originally posted by --zeSto--

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.

 

I'm really not all that into video editing...I'd like to give it a try..

 

I'd use it mostly for gaming, surfing, school...etc...

 

Pimp as hell

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Guest --zeSto--

^ well then give it a try!

 

you may become a 'mac-daddy' yet !

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