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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 Rationale for making user space text segment start at 0x8048000
Jun
24
answered What is Linux for OpenVMS DCL Ctrl/T?
Jun
24
comment find n most frequent words in a file
If you like the "cat test.txt", then by all means use it. I've read an article someplace where Dennis Ritchie says that the "cat something | somethingelse" syntax is more widely used, and that the '< something' syntax was something of a mistake, since it's single purpose.
Jun
24
answered find n most frequent words in a file
Jun
22
answered Use a variable reference “inside” another variable
Jun
20
answered Why does `cat`ing a file into itself erase it?
Jun
15
answered Strange case: Text file that exist and doesn't exist
Jun
14
answered What is the space overhead of different filesystems?
Jun
12
comment Why are shared libraries executable?
The "ldd" command is usually a sh script that invokes the dynamic linker, ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, or /lib/ld-linux.so.2 or some such. The dynamic linker is always a shared object.
Jun
5
answered difference between signalfd and sigwaitinfo?
May
22
answered Understanding Unix file name encoding
May
18
comment Debian: Must pkill -9 twm and then login with twm
I've used twm for so long, I'm basically a dinosaur. I don't know what Gnome, KDE, LXFCE, whatever uses as startup files. It does look like twm is the failsafe for your X11 setup, though.
May
18
answered Debian: Must pkill -9 twm and then login with twm
May
18
answered Is Oracle Solaris UNIX?
May
16
answered Why does this incrementing for loop return a bad variable?
May
14
revised Kompare-like tool that needs no kdelibs dependencies?
Fix some bad grammar.
May
14
answered Kompare-like tool that needs no kdelibs dependencies?
May
12
answered Arch Linux doesn't connect to a wireless network
May
11
answered Why does bash variable expansion retain quotes?
May
10
comment Best method to collect a random sample from a collection of files
Very nice shell script. To get around your problem of not getting 200 files, you probably want to use Reservoir Sampling: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservoir_sampling I'm going to be weak and not include a shell script example of this.