30 Mar '12, 2pm

Get Yourself A UNIX Today!

In conjunction with our self-styled ‘Linux week’, Professor Brown gave a cool talk on the Unix philosophy at Friday Hacks earlier tonight (slides available here ). We at NUS Hackers would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to install a *nix flavour, for experience, fun, and indoctrination in programming kung-fu. If you were around tonight, you’d have heard Professor Brown say two things: “The industry expects Unix experience. You’d be surprised how many places use Unix and expect you to know Unix. If you don’t know it, well … <pause> … then it’s our fault for not teaching you while you’re at school, but then also you should learn it!” “Every student should have command line experience. I’m always very surprised by students who don’t: ‘oh you don’t compile in the shell? … errrgghh.’” <makes a face> The easiest way to give a *nix system a shot (other than bu...

Full article: http://nushackers.org/2012/03/get-yourself-a-unix-today/

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