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My first contact with Unices was in 1990 or 1991, on a friend's machine (he'd connected a few modems to it and we all dialled in). My second one was in 1992, with Minix (the only *nix I could run on my 286 box). My third one was Linux in November 1993 (Linux 0.99.12, SLS distribution), and I haven't looked back since. These days, I make my living deploying and tending *nix boxen.


Jan
21
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
13
revised how to type “smart quotes” (U+201C, U+201D)
One minor clarification.
Jan
11
awarded  Yearling
Dec
29
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
20
revised Partitioning a 2tb drive
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Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
awarded  Revival
Jun
16
revised How can we change root password?
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Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Jun
16
comment How can we change root password?
Without SSH (or, presuming any of the other, scarily insecure methods like rsh or telnet), you don't have remote access to the machine, so you can't change the password. Unless of course the target computer has a known remotely exploitable issue which can help you somehow spawn a shell. The thought terrifies me more than a telnet daemon running on it. :)
May
22
revised How do you extract a single folder from a large tar.gz archive?
Added tar -C option
Apr
26
revised how to type “smart quotes” (U+201C, U+201D)
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Feb
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
16
reviewed Approve Shell scripting: -z and -n options with if
Jan
16
reviewed Approve Fedora 19: can't disable the firewall
Jan
11
awarded  Yearling