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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.


Mar
12
awarded  Disciplined
Mar
12
comment Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
@JeroenBollen - see edits.
Mar
12
revised Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
Add a note about what a menuentry looks like.
Mar
12
answered Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
Mar
12
revised Are there “esoteric” (weird) but standards-compliant C compilers or runtimes?
Add note about Clang, Pcc, Tcc, Diet Libc and Musl C library.
Mar
12
answered Are there “esoteric” (weird) but standards-compliant C compilers or runtimes?
Mar
12
answered Making sure a command has executed in bash
Mar
12
comment What are the pros and cons of Vim and Emacs?
@moon.musick - certainly not, I do it all the time. It's just that gnuplot, Postgresql's psql, MySQL's mysql and a ton of other interfaces all do Emacs mode more or less by default. If only Oracle could get sqlplus to do command line editing... no, no. That would be too much to ask of a Major Corporation. They have Trends To Follow!
Mar
10
answered Search for specified keywords in files and copy to a new filename based on the keyword
Mar
8
comment DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway
I've switched off router's security - it sounds like maybe the router has more switched off than that, like maybe it's not doing any routing, or it has no route to 192.168.2.101 . Can you use another computer to check this - try one that was previously working with your router.
Mar
7
answered Can a program next in a pipeline see the exit code of the previous program?
Mar
4
answered Any reason an HP C7499A DVD ROM shouldn't work on an old Sun Ultra Enterprise II?
Mar
4
answered Transform a directory into file or a file into directory
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
comment Replace instance of process in place?
@SonofLysander - see changed program fragment above.
Feb
28
revised Replace instance of process in place?
Changed proposed program fragment in response to question edit.
Feb
28
answered Replace instance of process in place?
Feb
27
answered Newly installed arch linux problems
Feb
27
revised Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there
Add comment about possible hosed ld.so name.
Feb
27
answered Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there