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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 Apache server doesn't start when mod_sm.so is loaded
Feb
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answered vsftpd does not list content of a directory
Feb
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answered What's the {} in find /path/ -exec command '{}' do?
Jan
30
answered Copying large tree from one machine to another, maintaining ownership
Jan
26
answered Why does this shell snippet to check if hosts are up using netcat stop prematurely?
Jan
24
answered Why SSH is asking for my private key password each time
Jan
22
answered Do BSD and SunOS have multithreaded architectures?
Jan
21
comment Is a symbolic/soft link similar to a shortcut/alias on a desktop?
A symbolic link doesn't always constitute a full path: on my Slackware 13.1 system, /usr/lib/libXv.so is a symbolic link to libXv.so.1.0.0 . No full path there.
Jan
14
answered Is this task freeze related to ReiserFS (v3)? (or: is ReiserFS getting so old that it should be actively replaced?)
Jan
13
comment How do I run a script n times at same time and how do I simulate a semaphore?
You can run sqlplus (Oracle's SQL interpreter) from inside a shell script. I've done it many times. You can access named pipes from a script. You just might be able to do Dekker's Algorithm from a shell script, too. If you rule out a lock file/lock dir, you have to do something weird, as a lock dir is the usual way to do stuff.
Jan
12
revised How do I run a script n times at same time and how do I simulate a semaphore?
Put in a phrase that makes the opening sentence have some semantic value.
Jan
12
answered How do I run a script n times at same time and how do I simulate a semaphore?
Jan
11
answered Issue with WINCH signal - what am I overlooking?
Jan
10
comment Changing the UID of files in /proc
Great question! I never would have thought to even ask, and I can't imagine why you'd want to do this, but that's what makes it a great question!
Jan
10
answered .sh file cannot be executed without explicitly calling sh
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
6
answered System freezes when browsing internet
Jan
6
comment What is meant with terminating a process normally?
Given that three people have answered this one three different ways reveals more about the "quality" of this examination than about "terminating normally". The examination question has no merit. Ignore it.
Jan
5
answered What is meant with terminating a process normally?
Jan
5
answered tar cvf or tar -cvf ?