New looker where to start?
ian at darwinsys.com
Fri Aug 3 17:14:36 CEST 2007
Tim Milliken wrote:
> I am looking into joining in on this project. Welcome aboard!
> I am a windows programmer
> and know almost nothing about Linux. Where should I start? Can anyone
> give me some starting points on getting started. Like do I have to be
> running Linux as a host development OS?
While it is in theory possible to develop on other *NIX-like OSes than
Linux (such as BSD), I believe it would be a major amount of work. Doing
so on Windows is probably beyond the capabilities of most individuals.
> I am really lost but very
> interested in this. I have thought about running Win CE 6.0 sine it is
> kinda like and opensource, MS now includes the all the source for 6.0.
Really? Allow me to ask a rhetorical question: Where can I download the
complete source of Wince without paying anything, without signing
anything and without confirming any license agreement? If I can't, it
is not anything like "open source". :-)
Seriously, there is no reason you could not run another OS (like Wince),
but you should not expect people on this list to divert from what
they're doing to help you.
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