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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.


Apr
12
revised symbolic link to a directory and relative path
Clarification of what I meant, upon second reading.
Apr
12
answered symbolic link to a directory and relative path
Apr
6
comment Why does octave give different results for 9 ^ 1/2 and 9 ^ 0.5?
Actually, your broader trap was what I thought the problem was at first. I had to read the question several times to figure it out. Without examining Octave in detail, it look like it always uses FP, but that's a total guess.
Apr
6
answered Why does octave give different results for 9 ^ 1/2 and 9 ^ 0.5?
Apr
3
comment Pushdown Terminal Output
This would confuse me, but I applaud your efforts. On of linux/unix/open source major lesssons is that One Size Does Not Fit All.
Apr
2
answered How can I create a file with multiple lines from the command-line?
Mar
30
answered Why is there a type for process ids (pid_t), but not for file descriptors (fd)?
Mar
22
comment What purpose does the colon builtin serve?
Finally found a ": at the beginning of a script" reference and explanation: faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/faq/part3/section-16.html
Mar
20
comment Linux sort second last column
Just by the way, Python people call this "Decorate-Sort-Undecorate" or "DSU". They've added specific features to the language to enable more uses of DSU pattern.
Mar
20
answered How to generate Zipf-like samples, by using scripting language
Mar
20
answered Terminal change keys
Mar
19
comment How to rename multiple files by removing the extension?
Bear in mind that NO linux or unix filesystem uses Windows or VMS-style "extensions" - it is only by convention that a suffix of the file name is ".tif" or ".c" or ".o" or ".so" or whatever.
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?