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o rly?
dont listen to someone who says **** like that

EVEN IF you do things manually, you will be left CLUELESS as to the actual composition of the OS AS WELL AS ALL THE FUNCTIONS HIDDEN to the end-user. the console in apple is not as potent as the shells in linux distros...

BTW CONGRATS ON CHOOSING SLACKWARE! I myself have just installed it for the first time, and hobo helped me a lot with it. I am getting much better with linux just using it! its awesome.
OSX is an excellent teacher of UNIX - which is not linux. I have a friend on OSX who was completely clueless when it came to anything non-GUI based. I showed him how to use OSX's terminal and he can now definitely get by on a *nix system.

While it's true that it is a watered down terminal it is still a valid teaching tool
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OSX is an excellent teacher of UNIX which is not linux. I have a friend on OSX who was completely clueless when it came to anything non-GUI based. I showed him how to use OSX's terminal and he can now definitely get by on a *nix system.

While it's true that it is a watered down terminal it is still a valid teaching tool
Thanks rabidgnome229, kept me from typing all that.

Just to add a bit, I mentioned it HELPS you learn UNIX, not that it lets you know EVERYTHING about UNIX.
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OSX is an excellent teacher of UNIX - which is not linux. I have a friend on OSX who was completely clueless when it came to anything non-GUI based. I showed him how to use OSX's terminal and he can now definitely get by on a *nix system.

While it's true that it is a watered down terminal it is still a valid teaching tool
But seriously, who buys a Mac for that purpose? I'm not spending $2k for a mac to do something that a $25 used pc and a free linux distro can do. I think I'll tool around with slackware, and if I ever need to I'll take up Unix. It's really not necessary for me at this point.
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Nobody buys it to learn unix - but it is still a good tool for learning unix
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But seriously, who buys a Mac for that purpose? I'm not spending $2k for a mac to do something that a $25 used pc and a free linux distro can do. I think I'll tool around with slackware, and if I ever need to I'll take up Unix. It's really not necessary for me at this point.
I just meant OSX CAN be a UNIX teaching tool... not that it was the best option.
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So is the $25 surplus P3 from the thrift store with a free linux distro...and I have enough for some really good hookers left over.
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So, I got my Slackware 11.0 DVD downloaded and burned. This morning when I went to load it onto the machine I am going to be using it for, I discovered the DVD-rom is fubar. Now downloading CDs 1-3, for cd-rom installation.

Damn the waiting! I ought to just buy the T-1 line into my condo.
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