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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.


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.
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