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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.


Jul
14
comment Can't kill process, not in zombie or uninterruptable sleep
Give us the output of ps -l -p 12047 - specifically the value of the WCHAN column. My guess is the process is in "disk wait", which makes it unkillable.
Jul
14
comment How can I restart a network interface?
How about a reason for the downvote? If you confess to downvoting by giving a really good reason, I'll delete my answer.
Jul
13
answered How can I restart a network interface?
Jul
13
comment Unexpected results testing serial loopback using echo and cat
Are you really getting newlines, or a carriage-return/newline pair? The distinction is important at the level you're working. Try "cat /dev/ttyS1 > somefile" then do "od -x somefile" to see exactly what bytes are coming out of the TTY device file. Also, do an "stty -F /dev/ttyS1 -a". Read the man page for "stty" and look at what the output of stty tells you, for every little setting. RS232 serial comms are tricky.
Jul
13
revised Create a fake shell in Linux?
Note that you should avoid "remote shell".
Jul
13
comment Create a fake shell in Linux?
@Emanuel Berg: two "rsh" exist, one is "Remote Shell" the other is "Restricted" shell. Nobody in these modern times should use remote shell. Everything passes over the network in cleartext.
Jul
12
answered Create a fake shell in Linux?
Jul
5
comment Pipe find into grep -v
If the author of the question just wants to find filenames, shouldn't the grep be 'grep -l -v'?
Jul
5
comment Startup script not executing after reboot on Solaris
Is run level 3 appropriate? I can't recall what Solaris run level 3 means. Has the kernel started up user-level networking at that point? Maybe run-leve 5 is better? I don't have a Solaris machine to check on this stuff.
Jul
5
revised Startup script not executing after reboot on Solaris
Add a point about user ID.
Jul
5
revised Startup script not executing after reboot on Solaris
Add a note about 'KxxYyyy' scripts.; added 6 characters in body
Jul
5
answered Startup script not executing after reboot on Solaris
Jul
5
answered What does it mean when the output of $ls -lasrt includes '.' and '..'
Jul
5
revised How stable are Unix shell “stdin/stdout APIs”?
deleted 7 characters in body
Jul
3
comment What are possible reasons for erratic NTP synchronistation?
That's what I thought (and still think) too. I can't explain why changing the CMOS RAM battery helped. Maybe it didn't, and I just saw what I wanted to see.
Jul
3
answered Bash autocomplete gives different file name than ls
Jul
3
answered What are possible reasons for erratic NTP synchronistation?
Jul
2
answered How stable are Unix shell “stdin/stdout APIs”?
Jun
27
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer