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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.


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answered The vim navigation sweet spot, medium-distance jumps
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comment Switch to TWM in Fedora 20
Bravo! twm is still a fast, lightweight window manager with interesting concepts incorporated. Be sure to investigate doing your own menus, and modifying what mouseclicks on the background can do.
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comment What is the purpose of xeyes?
I agree with Jimmij on this question.
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comment What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?
You could look at DEC's VMS OS and its ecology. I'm pretty sure that VMS didn't have a standard build tool until MMS (h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/5825/5825_idx.htm) which if I recall correctly arrived in the early 90s, 10 or 12 years after VMS was introduced.
Oct
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comment What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?
There's an underlying question inside your question. You could also ask "If I need GCC to compile GCC, how did GCC ever spread?" or "If I need GCC to compile GCC, how did they get GCC 0.9, in order to compile GCC 1.0?" and maybe the answer has different details, but illustrates the same principle. T-diagrams or Tombstone diagrams can be used to illustrate this general principle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone_diagram
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comment Apache redirect full URL with RewriteRule
@hellb0y77 - turn on mod_rewrite logging and see what happens. The directive is: RewriteLogLevel 3, and you probably want to specify the log file with: RewriteLog /var/tmp/rewrite.log or some directive like that. The log file output isn't terrifically natural, but you might be able to puzzle it out.
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answered Apache redirect full URL with RewriteRule
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comment Apache redirect full URL with RewriteRule
Can you do something like use Firefox's "Live HTTP Headers" add-on, and watch the redirection take place? With HTTP, just looking at a log file sometimes doesn't give you the whole picture.
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answered How do programs detect home directory (other than $HOME)
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comment Is it possible to run the 2.4 linux kernel and RTLinux 3.2 on modern hardware?
If you find out (by experience or otherwise) could you update the question with your experience? I doubt you'll get a good answer, and that you'll have to try it yourself. Also, at one point I had a 400MHz Gateway PC that could dual boot Slackware 3.2 and 13.1, the earliest and latest Slackwares I could find at the time. My guess is that new hardware would run 2.4 just fine.
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revised How to completely detach a process
Something about baackticks kept a link on the owrd "daemonize" from being a link. Just double-quote it.
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answered How to completely detach a process
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answered Is the Unix process scheduler itself a process?
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comment What is happening while executing this command cd / | vi?
What shell (bash, zsh, etc) are you typing this command in to? What terminal emulator (xterm, rxvt, urxvt, etc)0 are you using, if any?
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answered Can a file ( such as PNG image ) wear out if transferred via SSH ( scp ) 1000s of times back and forth?