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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
28
answered Access Unix Clipboard
Jul
28
revised Is there an upper limit to the number of zombie processes you can have?
Clarify that I wrote and ran this program under linux, and don't have HP-UX around to try it on.
Jul
28
answered Is there an upper limit to the number of zombie processes you can have?
Jul
23
answered How to log all my DNS queries?
Jul
22
comment Why is ping so slow?
When you run ping do all pings come back? That is, does your setupu loose pings or packets?
Jul
22
answered Importance of fsck at boot with Journalled filesystems?
Jul
21
comment Uniformity of Linux files
"All files are a sequence of bytes" might be true now, when Linux, Windows and OSX rule the roost, but it wasn't true in Unix V1 - V7 days. VMS files had types not for the "app" that created and used them, but rather for their internal organization: fixed-length records, variable-length records, CR-LF terminated records, etc etc. I'm pretty sure that IBM mainframe OSes have the same nightmarish "file type" scenario, as did the Univac OS. Also, what about HFS "forks" and NTFS alternate data streams?
Jul
21
answered Tools to visualize file size distributions
Jul
20
answered How do I copy a folder keeping owners and permissions intact?
Jul
19
comment vi/vim, how can I write out a number of lines to a new file
Inclusive. Also inclusive if you use patterns: :/^something/,/^else/ w filename, or marks: 'a,'b w filename includes the lines marked 'a' and 'b'.
Jul
19
revised Uniformity of Linux files
added 130 characters in body
Jul
19
answered Uniformity of Linux files
Jul
19
answered vi/vim, how can I write out a number of lines to a new file
Jul
16
revised Run unix command precisely at very short intervals WITHOUT accumulating time lag over time
Add another reference.
Jul
16
answered Run unix command precisely at very short intervals WITHOUT accumulating time lag over time
Jul
16
answered Can sed be used to generate a load file for my date lookup fact table?
Jul
14
comment Why is almost every program complaining about my locale?
Do export LANG=C and export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 and see what happens. My Arch linux laptop has LOCALE="en_US.UTF-8" in /etc/rc.conf, and I can't figure out where my laptop sets LANG=C .
Jul
14
answered od emulation for directories
Jul
14
comment Dereferencing hard links
It's not "two identical files", it's one file with two names. It doesn't matter which file tar doesn't archive, as they are identical. By default, tar probably just keeps some kind of "pointer" from the 2nd filename back to the first anyway, just like the filesystem does.
Jul
14
answered Dereferencing hard links