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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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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.
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answered Bash autocomplete gives different file name than ls
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answered What are possible reasons for erratic NTP synchronistation?
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answered How stable are Unix shell “stdin/stdout APIs”?
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revised find n most frequent words in a file
Add a note about how to use a "stop words" file.
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answered Advantage to using Linux over Windows?
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answered SH process is using 50% of CPU, why is that?
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revised difference between signalfd and sigwaitinfo?
Add something about a blog post.
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answered Show command executed along with output in log file
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revised Rationale for making user space text segment start at 0x8048000
Admit it's not a great answer, add para about the consequences.
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answered Rationale for making user space text segment start at 0x8048000
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answered What is Linux for OpenVMS DCL Ctrl/T?
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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.
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answered Use a variable reference “inside” another variable
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answered Why does `cat`ing a file into itself erase it?