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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.


Mar
10
answered Search for specified keywords in files and copy to a new filename based on the keyword
Mar
8
comment DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway
I've switched off router's security - it sounds like maybe the router has more switched off than that, like maybe it's not doing any routing, or it has no route to 192.168.2.101 . Can you use another computer to check this - try one that was previously working with your router.
Mar
7
answered Can a program next in a pipeline see the exit code of the previous program?
Mar
4
answered Any reason an HP C7499A DVD ROM shouldn't work on an old Sun Ultra Enterprise II?
Mar
4
answered Transform a directory into file or a file into directory
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
comment Replace instance of process in place?
@SonofLysander - see changed program fragment above.
Feb
28
revised Replace instance of process in place?
Changed proposed program fragment in response to question edit.
Feb
28
answered Replace instance of process in place?
Feb
27
answered Newly installed arch linux problems
Feb
27
revised Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there
Add comment about possible hosed ld.so name.
Feb
27
answered Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there
Feb
27
comment Why does SLES 11 corrupts given characters?
@evachristine - that's my guess, due to the way that UTF-8 works, and the situation you describe as troublesome.
Feb
26
answered Why does SLES 11 corrupts given characters?
Feb
26
answered procmail recipe with a regex doesn't work
Feb
23
comment How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?
When you type xterm in the shell on the RHEL server, a program (maybe /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm) runs on RHEL server. Via the magic of the DISPLAY environment variable, all X11 messages go back to the X11 server on your PC. I'm not sure how fonts play into this, whether the X11 server on your PC uses/needs them, or the xterm client on RHEL uses or needs them.
Feb
22
comment Regex for all 10 letter words, with unique letters
I don't believe you can do this with a computer-science style regular expression: what you want requires "memory" of what the preceding matched characters are, and regular expressions just don't have that. That said, you might be able to do it with back references and the non-regular-expression things that PCRE-style matching can do.
Feb
22
comment How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?
If you can run xterm from the shell that runs inside the X-Win32 xterm, aren't you actually runnning an xterm process on the RHEL server, and displaying it on your laptop or desktop? That would be a totally different xterm executable, running on a different machine.
Feb
22
answered journalctl process groups
Feb
22
answered How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?