On 2001-Oct-02, Ivan Kelly wrote:
>> could anyone advise as to where in ireland has the best college courses
>> which involve *nix programming?
>> we got the cao form today and i was curious. i was at an engineerning
>> roadshow a week ago and was talking to some people from NUIG.
>> one guy was saying that linux was dying out . right snidy whore. probably
>> from the electronic engineering department since they run an IIS server
>> which has just been comprised by some brazillians. when will they learn.
>>>> anyways if anyone can give me some pointers on a good course to choose
>> i'd be grateful.
Here in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork
we use Linux for almost all of the courses for the BSc in Computer Science.
There are 4 labs, each with approx 55 Compaq P-III computers, all running
the latest release of SuSE Linux. They also dual-boot to Windows NT.
However, we have no specific courses on the topic of "*nix programming".
Students tend to learn it gradually, a little from this course, a little
from that course, and a lot from each other.
Contrary to some postings about it being hard to get access to the
computer labs, all our labs are open from 8am to 10pm (less at weekends),
and can be freely used by any of our CS students as long as there are
no formal practicals going on at that time.
As for the person who claimed that Linux was dying out, let's just say
that he speaketh through his ath-hole.
See our web page is at http://www.cs.ucc.ie/ or e-mail me off-list
for further details of the department and courses.
Joseph Manning / Computer Science / University College Cork / manning at cs.ucc.ie
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