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Do i need to download Linux?

asked 2018-08-23 03:06:12 -0600

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updated 2018-09-04 23:10:11 -0600

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Or is ROS a flavor of Unix, similar to Ubuntu?

Do i need any background before getting into ROS?

Will becoming proficient in ROS be enough to land me a job or are other skills needed, if so, please list them/common ones?

Thanks

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@ros1423: you closed this as a "duplicate question".

Of what do you believe this is a duplicate question?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-09-05 01:18:27 -0600 )edit

Unfortunately we don't delete questions here.

Can you clarify why you want it deleted?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-09-05 02:02:21 -0600 )edit

I´d say you should open a new question including your third question, but elaborate it, because it could lead to opinion-based answers.

CharlieMAC gravatar imageCharlieMAC ( 2018-09-05 05:18:52 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-08-23 03:19:29 -0600

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updated 2018-08-24 02:13:57 -0600

Do i need to download Linux? Or is ROS a flavor of Unix, similar to Ubuntu?

ROS is not a stand-alone operating system, so yes, you'll have to install (after downloading) an appropriate base OS. Linux (in the form of Ubuntu) is one of the most used ones with ROS, but others can be made to work as well.

Do i need any background before getting into ROS?

I believe #q288374 could clear this up.

Will becoming proficient in ROS be enough to land me a job or are other skills needed, if so, please list them/common ones?

Not sure I can answer this. "becoming proficient in ROS" means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


Will going through the tutorial and installation guide show me how to download Ubuntu, or am I supposed to do that myself?

Yes, you'll have to first install a supported OS yourself. That is not part of the installation guide of ROS (this makes sense: separation of responsibilities implies that we keep information there where it is most appropriate, so we don't provide you with installation guides for software that is not ROS).

And as for the job, I guess I'm asking if ROS itself is enough of a skill to get one a job or typically are other skills needed with it, and if so, which ones?

Perhaps a look at the jobs category on ROS Discourse can help here: see discourse.ros.org/jobs.

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Thanks. Will going through the tutorial and installation guide show me how to download Ubuntu, or am I supposed to do that myself?

And as for the job, I guess I'm asking if ROS itself is enough of a skill to get one a job or typically are other skills needed with it, and if so, which ones?

ros1423 gravatar imageros1423 ( 2018-08-23 11:55:45 -0600 )edit

Thanks again. Any easy to follow guides you recd on downloading Linux?

And how much space do I need on my pc for it?

How much space does a typical ROS file take?

Have you been working with Robots long, would you be open to mentoring me?

ros1423 gravatar imageros1423 ( 2018-08-24 02:26:13 -0600 )edit

re: guides: the Ubuntu site has one. It's not too complicated.

re: space: this depends on how many pkgs you install. I'd expect around 5 GB would be more than enough for ROS proper.

re: robotics: yes.

re: mentoring: I'm afraid I won't have time for that.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-08-24 02:34:09 -0600 )edit

Thanks for all your help. What about just high level mentoring? Not where we talk daily or even weekly, but like you guide me along, like first I complete the tutorial on here, then after that you point me in another direction, then again once I complete that, you guide me to another direction...?

ros1423 gravatar imageros1423 ( 2018-08-24 03:48:09 -0600 )edit

im looking at ubunutu installation process and it says I can install it onto a flashstick or a dvd, even so I still need to partition part of my harddrive for saving files and all dont I? Or will the files within Ubuntu also be saved on my flash stick?

ros1423 gravatar imageros1423 ( 2018-08-24 04:03:56 -0600 )edit

I would really recommend you try and search for some information about Ubuntu installation elsewhere.

This site is about ROS support, not Ubuntu. You're far more likely to find good guidance on sites and fora dedicated to Ubuntu.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-08-24 04:37:39 -0600 )edit
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@ros1423 learning ROS itself requires you to learn other areas as well depending on what you're doing with ROS. But every ROS project requires knowledge of C++/python/XML language and basics with bash and linux. Then it strongly depends on what you're trying to do.

l4ncelot gravatar imagel4ncelot ( 2018-08-24 08:07:59 -0600 )edit

In regards to future job securing... it's like with every other job in the world... If you're good at it and someone needs your skills they can hire you. But being good at one thing still doesn't guarantee you a job. You also have to be able to work in team, solve problems on your own, come up...

l4ncelot gravatar imagel4ncelot ( 2018-08-24 08:33:42 -0600 )edit

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