?
Solved

Simple Unix questions

Posted on 2004-05-03
6
Medium Priority
?
504 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I have just started a UNIX course and I have a couple of questions that could be answered in short so I can have a better understanding - as the text book is long, redundant and full of long answers - I would like to hear your ideas/opinions on the benefits of modifyng UNIX and is UNIX truly the most flexible operating system allowing for easy modifications - any disadvantages?  
0
Comment
Question by:lwow
6 Comments
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 10981577
Disadvantage is lack of skill.
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 10993296
> .. any disadvantages?  
no - as long as you have skills, and you can get the sources of your UNIX flaviour ;-)
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
benalcock earned 1500 total points
ID: 10993406
Linux is alot more flexible than 'Unix'... IMO
0
The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:sunnycoder
ID: 11021053
There is a major problem with linux that the documentation is 2 generations behind the current series of kernels ...

Developing software of these OSes is Ok but working in the kernel can be real pain given the sparse documentation ... Driver development and stuff is generally sufficiently documented and explained, but the real twisted internals rearely are
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 11023074
documention is the source code. Could be something more up-to-date than that?
:-))
0
 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:sunnycoder
ID: 11028404
When you got char * s in the structs which are actually meant to point to other structs, it can take quite a while to master ...
Few files in the linux kernel are more twisted than I had imagined they would be
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
How to fix a SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus firewall blocking automatic updates to apps like Windows, Adobe, Symantec, etc.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

593 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question