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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
18
answered How do you properly fork a Linux distro?
Mar
13
answered Writing a Kernel from scratch
Mar
12
comment zsh Interpret/ignore commands beginning with '#' as comments
This was "set -k" on my machine.
Mar
11
answered Write inside a socket open by another process in Linux
Mar
9
revised startx error when setting up X server on archlinux
Remove a formatting gaffe.
Mar
9
answered startx error when setting up X server on archlinux
Mar
8
answered How do I fix the error 403 I am getting with XAMPP while I am using mod_userdir?
Mar
5
answered Where can I download the /usr/dict/ packages?
Feb
29
answered using xargs to grep multiple patterns
Feb
29
comment Why does dd from /dev/random give different file sizes?
I wondered about that too, but it's consistent across RHEL, Slackware 13.1 and a pretty current Arch. The RHEL was x86_64, the others were 32-bit. Unfortunately the dd docs are in GNU info format, so I haven't read them all.
Feb
28
answered Why does dd from /dev/random give different file sizes?
Feb
28
answered How to plot many linegraphs on one page with gnuplot
Feb
28
revised delayed write in operating file system
added 42 characters in body
Feb
27
comment Comparing the efficiency of Network Stack of two different Operating Systems
I'd use "lmbench" (lmbench.sourceforge.net) as a guide. Take a look before doing anything else.
Feb
27
answered delayed write in operating file system
Feb
25
answered Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment
Feb
24
revised When do you need 'nohup' if you're already forking using '&'?
Indicate the signal mask is only kept for exec'd processes by default.
Feb
24
comment When do you need 'nohup' if you're already forking using '&'?
Emacs is complicated enough that it may handle SIGHUP on its own. It's only by default that processes exit on SIGHUP. A lot of 'daemon' programs like ntpd or inetd will re-read their configuration on SIGHUP instead of exiting. I'm a vim guy myself, so I don't have much experience with any emacs.
Feb
24
answered When do you need 'nohup' if you're already forking using '&'?
Feb
24
comment Changing user in a script?
The ownership or permissions of myLogfile.log might be the issue. Be aware that root might have a stricter umask, and the permissions of myLogfile.log would then disallow writes.