[Nelug] Hello

Si simon.oldham at sicom-systems.co.uk
Tue Jul 1 20:44:00 UTC 2003


My name is Si and I am due to move from Wolverhampton to Newcastle in three 
weeks to work for 12 months, as the third year of my BSc (hons) Computer 
Science sandwich degree. I stumbled across your LUG in Linux Format and added 
myself to the mailing list, although as yet I have recieved no mail (?) - so 
this e-mail is a test as well as an introduction.

I currently run Mandrake 9.1 and would definately be considered a novice. I am 
a reasonable C/C++ programmer and I would like to learn more about the unix 
specific application of the language(s) - I gather that there are unix 
libraries that allow the programmer to interact with the operating system 
(sort of like <windows.h> when using WIN32 API?)  - please put me right if 
this is not the case!  I have also just started to learn bash scripting and I 
am very impressed with what can be achieved with a few simple commands, so 
this is now an area of interest as well.

I am afraid that I may not contribute much, due to my lack of knowledge, but I 
would like to be in contact with other linux users in the north east and pick 
the brains of those wiser than I. I am not sure how far Durham is from 
Newcastle (about 300 miles from Wolverhampton!) but I will endeavour to get 
over there.


Simon Oldham

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