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Sun, Feb 9, 1997 (21:19) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
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 Response 1 of 19: Brad Don  (Viper) * Fri, Apr 25, 1997 (22:26) * 3 lines 
 
Mind my ignorance but, what is unix?
I'm trying to find out what language I need to know to write programs for DOS or Windows.



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 Response 2 of 19: Bryan Venable  (spif) * Sun, May 18, 1997 (23:50) * 4 lines 
 
UNIX is a term used to describe a type of operating system, basically. As far as languages for writing programs for DOS or Windows, C and C++ are pretty widely used for that purpose. Coincidentally, C and C++ can be (and are) used to write programs for UNIX. You can probably find some decent books and/or courses on C and/or C++ in your area.





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 Response 3 of 19: Joe Anderson (deejoe) * Sat, May 24, 1997 (13:32) * 6 lines 
 
Just thought I'd drop by to say 'hi'. This is (hopefully) my first
successful shot at posting something to the Spring, though I've tried
several times to post before, maybe this particular access route will work out
OK. More later if I get some success.




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 Response 4 of 19: Joe Anderson (deejoe) * Sat, May 24, 1997 (13:41) * 23 lines 
 


Ahh, very nice, it's working well (or I'm working well with it, whichever).

Anyway, I got some of my earliest UNIX experience trying to move around the
WELL during the year-year and a half I had an account there. As a grad
student at the Univ. of Rochester, I pushed to have grads given the
same unix email shell account access that undergrads had been given. Then,
our lab got a nice new Indy for use in processing and analyzing
crystal X-ray diffraction data and I had a machine mostly to myself to
'play' on and learn unix.

I've played around a bit with Linux, limited mostly to getting it to boot
on various machines that have too little memory and disk space to
run a full system on them. And over the last year, I've been administering
another IRIX box used for various data analysis and molecular modelling
applications.

And so, it's appropriate that I've come full circle over the last
several years, logging in via a shell account to the unix conference on a
YAPP system.




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 Response 5 of 19: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, May 25, 1997 (11:16) * 3 lines 
 
If you know any other WELL alums, let them know that they are welcome
here and I'll be happy to give out more shell accounts. Today I started
a "buddhist" conference as a test of yapp's ability to tie in to email lists.


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 Response 6 of 19: Joe Anderson (deejoe) * Tue, Jun 10, 1997 (13:30) * 3 lines 
 
Thanks, Terry. I appreciate the shell account, though I'll be a bit
rusty for awhile learning and relearning things.



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 Response 7 of 19: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Tue, Jun 10, 1997 (19:04) * 1 lines 
 
We'll help you along. Let us know what you need. Glad you're joining us. What do you know about UNIX? What is your experience with online community and the web? Today we got a brand new version of Yapp, Dave Thaler's been at work.


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 Response 8 of 19: Seth Harrison  (seth) * Mon, Jun 30, 1997 (11:16) * 2 lines 
 
I am a Network Integrator and have been looking for UNIX software to print MICR encoded checks originating from a UNIX accounting package. Web searches have turned up a few VERY expensive packages but nothing in the Shareware world. Do you know of anyone who might be able to help me?
Thanks


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 Response 9 of 19: Charlotte Bridges  (Charlotte) * Mon, Aug  3, 1998 (13:06) * 2 lines 
 
I'm a Unix systems administrator. Not a guru, but maybe I can help with some
of the more fundamental questions.


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 Response 10 of 19: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (12:51) * 2 lines 
 
Would you like to be on our Spring UNIX team?



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 Response 11 of 19: Charlotte Bridges  (Charlotte) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (14:04) * 5 lines 
 
What would that entail?

I usually enjoy being on any kind of team. :)

And from what I've seen so far, youse guys are winners.


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 Response 12 of 19: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (16:48) * 1 lines 
 
I think most of that will probably entail fixing my booboos...


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 Response 13 of 19: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (17:33) * 5 lines 
 
It would involve helping keep the system running.

The main sysad is Jeff Kramer jeff@spring.net

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 Response 14 of 19: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (17:54) * 2 lines 
 

hey terry, if you need any Unix help, you can count me in as well.


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 Response 15 of 19: Charlotte Bridges  (Charlotte) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (18:41) * 4 lines 
 
Well, I am happy to do whatever I can do. Tell Jeff to put me on
the team.

(I wonder if we get Team jerseys?) :)


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 Response 16 of 19: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Aug  4, 1998 (23:59) * 4 lines 
 
Can they say,

"The Spring's
World Domination Tour"?


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 Response 17 of 19: Bryan Venable (spif) * Mon, Aug 17, 1998 (20:03) * 1 lines 
 
I'd be happy to help in an advisory capacity. Not that I've ever asked permission to give you advice on sysadminly matters in the past, Terry ;) e-mail me.


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 Response 18 of 19: Charlotte Bridges  (Charlotte) * Mon, Aug 17, 1998 (20:58) * 1 lines 
 
Well, I must admit...working on this team is the easiest gig I've ever had. :)


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 Response 19 of 19: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 18, 1998 (08:02) * 2 lines 
 
Thanks Bryan, and it will get harder when we bring the new machine online
and start putting up lots of new dedicated websites!

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