15,329 reputation
11846
bio website stratigery.com
location Denver, CO
age 53
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen yesterday

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.


Nov
17
answered route traffic out different gateway by destination network
Nov
16
revised Print some fields of /etc/passwd
Add awk and sed examples. Also add advice. Elaborate on option semantics.
Nov
16
revised Print some fields of /etc/passwd
Add awk and sed examples. Also add advice.
Nov
16
answered Print some fields of /etc/passwd
Nov
15
answered How does dispatcher work?
Nov
15
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
9
comment Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?
I'veseen this a few times, too. My suspicion is that either (a) Windows isn't telling the truth, (b) the driver isn't telling Windows the truth (c) the Windows driver takes advantage of the wireless hardware better than the Linux driver.
Nov
8
answered Simple Bash Script
Nov
8
revised Pipe assigns variable
Add a Zsh solution.
Nov
8
answered Pipe assigns variable
Nov
7
revised Is there an algorithm to decide if a symlink loops?
Clarify what ELOOP denotes.
Nov
7
answered Previously resolved hostnames
Nov
7
answered Is there an algorithm to decide if a symlink loops?
Nov
6
comment Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer
I'm not sure I see the need for one, given that all distros include tools like netstat, where you can see exactly what TCP, UDP, etc ports are open and their status, and also where you can explicitly control known daemon processes. As near as I can tell, Windows users have firewalls because Windows 95 and early NT did not have the tools, or the documentation on what was listening, for folks to feel comfortable putting them on arbitrary networks.
Nov
6
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
6
answered OpenAM to OpenLDAP to SysAID (LDAP) Authentication
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
comment Restoring EFI System Partition?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about Linux or Unix at all. In fact, it's about removing Linux and using Windows.