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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.


May
9
comment Is it possible to create a directory and file inside /proc/sys?
IBM Developerworks even has a tutorial on how to do this: ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-proc/index.html I know this worked, once upon a time, can't recall if it was 2.4 or 2.6 kernel...
May
9
answered DD-WRT and /bin folder permission
May
9
comment Is it normal for a integrated intel video card to have such low fps?
I'll bite: how do you glxgears so it's NOT synchronized to the vertical refresh?
May
4
comment Why do Mono applications only start from their own directory?
Please tell me you don't really have to type "Monodevelop.exe". At this point, it's pretty obvious that "file extensions" were a terrible mistake. There's no reason to perpetuate them beyond Windows.
May
3
comment What is the utility of the : command in shell scripting, given that it explicitly does nothing?
@Kaz has a good point. Let's keep in mind that coming up with exotic conditions is difficult at best. If you have to negate all of it, that's one thing, but it might just make the condition less clear. Does a '!' negate the whole condition, or just the first term? Best to have a ':' true clause sometimes.
May
3
answered Automate file transfer from Windows to Unix
Apr
30
awarded  linux
Apr
29
answered Where can I find the historical source code of the Linux sources
Apr
29
answered Archlinux: modprobe: invalid option — 'l'
Apr
27
answered find usage - command line vs script
Apr
27
answered What is the utility of the : command in shell scripting, given that it explicitly does nothing?
Apr
26
answered Linux security vulnerabilities?
Apr
23
revised Fork bomb on a Mac?
Add fork bomb code in C, and a sample error message.
Apr
23
answered Fork bomb on a Mac?
Apr
21
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
20
comment Addition with 'sed'
And some people say that programming is not mathematics. This little gem refutes them all. Best use of Base 1 ever.
Apr
18
comment How to make a program/process a service ?
You should probably tell us (Unix and Linux users) what makes something a "service", and what the "service" command does. I have only a vague idea how that relates to the Unix/Linux idea of a "daemon process".
Apr
16
comment gnuplot 'with lines' produces unwanted “boxes”
gnuplot will put data for (arbtrarily) March 30th on the left of April 15th, but when you say "with lines" it will draw a line from right to left, if March 30's data appears after April 15th's data. I've done this with gnuplot many times.
Apr
16
revised gnuplot 'with lines' produces unwanted “boxes”
Add incorrectly-formatted data, which just occurred to me.