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Caverse
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Hey all. Glad to finally find a Unix/Linux forum that I can actually post on!

I'm having trouble trying to find a place to start with Unix and C programming. I want to avoid college so that I don't send myself further into debt. I have an aptitude for learning extremely quickly. I was Army EOD (the school is all memorizing and scoring 90% or better on every test and only 2 hours of studying a night (has a 95% fail rate)) so I'm sure I can handle this.

I have an older computer (windows xp age) but I'm sure it'll be sufficient enough to run Unix for practice and such.

I just need a push in the right direction with what tools I will need as well as what books and programs I'll have to pick up to start learning my future career.

Thanks!
venam
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I posted a thread some time ago that should help people that want fast and easy docs.
http://forums.unixhub.net/showthread.php?tid=419
You should definitely try everything that gets your attention.
The older computer will run fine.
NulledTech
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Welcome to UnixHub, Caverse I'm sure with everyone experience here you'll be able to learn and excel in Unix.
venam
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(07-05-2013, 02:27 PM)NulledTech Wrote: Welcome to UnixHub, Caverse I'm sure with everyone experience here you'll be able to learn and excel in Unix.
>Excel
Sorry, I don't use *that* program (in unix).
Caverse
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Fantastic! Thanks for the thread!

Last question. What do I need to be able to do to be considered "proficient" (though I'm looking to be better than proficient) and land a job as a programmer or server administrator?
zygotb
Long time nixers
(07-05-2013, 04:15 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(07-05-2013, 02:44 PM)venam Wrote:
(07-05-2013, 02:27 PM)NulledTech Wrote: Welcome to UnixHub, Caverse I'm sure with everyone experience here you'll be able to learn and excel in Unix.
>Excel
Sorry, I don't use *that* program (in unix).

I think meant excel in the other meaning of the word :p

Welcome aboard! :D

The key being the lack of capitalization of the word "excel."



Anyhow, welcome to Unix Hub.
Someone doesn't appreciate my php generated image!
venam
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(09-05-2013, 04:56 PM)29a Wrote:
(07-05-2013, 04:15 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(07-05-2013, 02:44 PM)venam Wrote:
(07-05-2013, 02:27 PM)NulledTech Wrote: Welcome to UnixHub, Caverse I'm sure with everyone experience here you'll be able to learn and excel in Unix.
>Excel
Sorry, I don't use *that* program (in unix).

I think meant excel in the other meaning of the word :p

Welcome aboard! :D

The key being the lack of capitalization of the word "excel."



Anyhow, welcome to Unix Hub.
Well said d9u!
yrmt
Grey Hair Nixers
Welcome here :)
Reki
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K&R is still one of the best C books, but I personally would not recommend it to a person just starting out. I suggest you read it and see if you can follow without problems. If you can, then stick with it since the author of K&R is the person who created C, which means it's a reliable resource. Otherwise I'd go for shix's recommendation too.

*The C Programming Language, 2nd edition is commonly referred to as K&R because of the authors Kernighan and Ritchie.