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    Usefulness of Linux?


    Hi everyone:

    I am currently a high school student running Mepis 3.3. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with colleges, and if they look at one's experience with Unix. If so, does anyone have any suggestions about what specific things to do (ie: development, programming, nothing ) Just for fun, does anyone have any experience like this? Thanks alot everybody

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    Maybe at berkley? (read: BSD=Berkley Software Distribution )

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    Since when is Berkeley a college, I though it was a university?

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    I don't know of any colleges offhand that would consider UNIX/Linux/BSD experience for admission purposes (perhaps a technical school?), but I do know there are many colleges out there that teach their programming classes using Linux and GNU compilers. Mine did.
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    Usually on college applications you have to have to post the score you achieved on the Unix Achievement Test, which tests your overall ability on Unix systems. This is often very important in being selected by admissions.

    (short answer: they don't give a ****.)

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    Re: Usefulness of Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by simpsonsfreak333
    I am currently a high school student running Mepis 3.3. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with colleges, and if they look at one's experience with Unix.
    Linux != UNIX

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    Yeah, higher education institutions don't care what you know, they care more about how much money you are going to pay for you to learn what they WANT you to know.

    School is a business...plain and simple.
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    Re: Usefulness of Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by thumper242
    Quote Originally Posted by simpsonsfreak333
    I am currently a high school student running Mepis 3.3. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with colleges, and if they look at one's experience with Unix.
    Linux != UNIX

    uhhhhh...Linux is a type of Unix, hoss.

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    Re: Usefulness of Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by ibowtotux
    uhhhhh...Linux is a type of Unix, hoss.
    Litux is not a type of UNIX, it is a UNIX clone.
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    For a little more info on the reasons why Linux is NOT Unix, read up here:

    http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/Support/Trai...ackground.html

    Take special note of Section 2.2 "Linux vs UNIX"
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