getting started with linux
daniel.dalton47 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 22:57:16 EDT 2007
Willem van der Walt wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Aug 2007, Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> I am learning to program in c and I am looking to buy a machine to run
>> So I just have some questions.
>> 1. I will just be doing the following:
>> using a text editor,
>> using gcc,
>> using the web and email a little bit,
>> Using the rockbox compilers I will install
>> and I will also be copying files to and from USB drives.
>> So my question is what sort of machine will I need? Would one with 633
>> mhz cpu 128 mb of ram and a 10 gb hard drive work.
> Yes, although more ram when compiling helps, it should work.
> I am just getting into this so I don't need the best results but would that run
> speak up and Linux fine?
> Yes as long as you have a sound card supported by Linux or a hardware
> synth supported by speakup.
So just using a text editor, compiler and make file will work on a
machine like this?
>> 2. Does speak up give me access to everything in linux including the
>> command line interface?
> The command-line interface is what speakup gives access to.
> If you want graphical access your machine would be too small for a modern
> Linux anyway.
> The command-line is all you need to use gcc which you can install from
> your Linux cd.
> Does the command line have an accessible text editor? Also what is the graphical interface?
>> 3. What is a good text editor for programming on linux? I need one that
>> does the indentation as well as saves with unix style line endings.
> There are many. Most of these can be configured to do what you want and
> by default save in the UNIX format.
> Do you know of any good ones? And how would I install them and run them?
6. How hard is speak up to install?
> There are speakup-modified distributions. If you use one of those, it is
> not that difficult.
> I think ubuntu 7.4 is currently the easyest, but there are several
> Ok and where would I get linux from to install on to my machine? If it came with win 98 could I remove this and install linux? If so how? And would I be able to search the internet for programming stuff as well as send and receive email on this type of machine?
And one more question what sound card will I need. If I have the right
sound card will speakup work with it and come with a synthesizer?
Thanks for all your help and if you could answer these questions I would
greatly appreciate it.
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