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My first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer 3 - 6809-based, running OS-9 Level II. It could run 32 processes at once, due to bank-switching a whole 1 Meg of memory.

After that, I got an AT&T 3b2, also known as a Convergent Safari. This was a Motorola 68010-based desktop.

Then, I graduated to a NeXT black&white "slab". I bought a used SPARCStation IPC in 1995, and put NetBSD 0.9 on it. I ran NetBSD on the IPC and a SPARCStation 10 until 2002.

I've been using Linux since 1997, starting with a DEC Alpha-based UDB, and downgrading to a x86 PC in 2002.

I run Arch linux, on my server and my laptop.


Apr
15
comment Are system calls the only way to interact with the Linux kernel from user land?
That seems almost vacuous. If we count hardware traps into the kernel, then a busy loop which just eats an entire time-slice counts as "interacting" with the kernel, doesn't it?
Apr
12
revised Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Add info about what httpd.conf directives you need, once mod_security is installed.
Apr
12
comment Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
This does work, thank you very much. I have to note that mod_security is not one of Arch Linux's ordinary packages. There's a PKGBUILD in the AUR, but it hasn't been updated since 2011 (as of April 12, 2014) and it references a really old version of mod_security. As always, your distro may vary.
Apr
12
accepted Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Apr
10
comment Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
@MichaelOzeryansky - thanks for catching the misspelling. It is "httpd.conf" I do stop and start httpd after changing httpd.conf.
Apr
10
revised Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Correct a misspelling, add a little information.
Apr
10
asked Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Apr
5
comment Are there any alternatives to mutt?
I'd like to echo Faheem Mitha's personal Pine story. Oddly, I switched from BSD mail to Pine around 1994. I've tried Mutt, too, but never made the switch.
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
29
comment Why bash encapsulates syntax error both with grave accent and with an apostrophe?
+1 for using "passe'" in a technical answer. Bravo, sir!
Mar
29
answered What constitudes a 'field' for the cut command?
Mar
25
comment How to add bootloader to ISO? Or, make ISO bootable?
Where do I get isolinux.bin and boot.cat?
Mar
20
answered Does time window still exist when the signal is not blocked
Mar
19
answered What is a standard command for printing a date in RFC-3339 format?
Mar
18
answered How to know if io stream should stay open or close each time
Mar
13
comment Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
@JeroenBollen - I doubt that a device driver is missing: the Arch kernel is compiled with just about every drive as a module. I still think you have an issue with /boot/grub/grub.cfg - running grub-mkconfig and getting an error is very suspicious.
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
13
answered How can I detect what is making my linux freeze?
Mar
13
revised Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
add a note about re-installing grub.
Mar
12
comment Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
@JeroenBollen - something's really wrong with your Arch installation. Does it have files like "/boot/vmlinuz-linux"? I'm using the "Long Term Support" kernel on my server, so the file is /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts.