Monday, May 19, 2003

Linux/Unix Revisited
I've decided to take the big plunge and REALLY LEARN unix/linux! I used unix throughout college before I even knew how to use the windows operating system. Well, over the years, I worked with windows almost exclusively (minus imonics where I had both an OS/2 and UNIX desktop!) So, needless to say I'm a little rusty in my unix. I've been using Cygwin off and on for a while now to use some of the commands that I was used to in the unix world. But, nothing really serious. Anyway, I've decided to get back into it and cygwin is proving to be a lot of fun! I downloaded KDE tonight for the cygwin environment and it looks just like the linux version! WOW! I'm having fun setting up my cygwin environment and some of my unix is coming back (just needs a little bit of massaging by use of books). I learned today that cygwin has a fully functional xserver (which means now I can login into the unix boxes at work and set the display to my box without the use of EXCEED!). So, I'm very happy about that. It also means I can install Linux on another box and I can play with linux from the comfort of my windows box! Thus, allowing me to slowly get reacquinted with Linux/Unix. So far, the experience has been great. KDE looks awesome! I'm also dusting off my C as well. I wanted to start writing some plug-ins for Squeak and I can't wait to get started!

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