Unix is very popular with programmers not just due to the overwhelming array of tools and environments available, but also because the system is exceptionally well documented and transparent. On a Unix machine, you don't have to be a programmer to take advantage of development tools, and when working with the system, you must know something about programming tools because they play a larger role in Unix systems management than in other operating systems. At the very least, you should be able to identify development utilities and have some idea of how to run them.

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