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It's not a bug, it's a feature!

So apparently something went wrong with yesterday’s post, causing it to appear much later than usual. Apologies!

Walked into another figurative wall at school today. I’m doing a study more or less focussed around software, yet there’s barely any shred of support for non-Windows systems. They rarely ever get covered in setup manuals, some of the software used is Windows-only, and the teachers know nothing about it either. I’m genuinely surprised to find things in this state, because I always thought Unix systems were the primary developer platforms.

I understand they want to support Windows, because let’s face it, that’s what most of the students will already be using. But to simply ignore those running arguably more developer-friendly systems? Kind of a meh move in my book. But hey, I’m a minority, so there’s really no use in complaining, right?

Luckily there’s someone running Linux in our project group, so we’re trying to get Unix-compatible tooling set up for the coming few months. It won’t be as pretty as the Windows applications, but we don’t need that anyway. We’re elite hackers, after all.

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~ Fang

Comments

  • 12/11/2015 (1:56 PM)

    Think of it this way; you can go on to become a teacher of Linux and Unix. You can fill the gap that you’re seeing there.

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