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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.


Dec
3
revised How to bring up a wi-fi interface from a command line?
Update because Arch linux has evolved a lot recently.
Oct
27
revised Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux
fix typo: linx -> linux
Oct
27
revised Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux
Add stuff about how to get this to happen at shutdown.
Sep
17
revised How to completely detach a process
Something about baackticks kept a link on the owrd "daemonize" from being a link. Just double-quote it.
Sep
11
revised Why does cat x >> x loop?
added 123 characters in body
Sep
11
revised Why does cat x >> x loop?
Change splice() to sendfile()
Sep
11
revised Why does cat x >> x loop?
fix minor bug in syscat.c code: read() returned 0 at EOF, but the program kept looping.
Sep
10
revised Why does cat x >> x loop?
Add some alternatives to a read/write/repeat cat - mmap and splice are possible on some systems.
Jun
26
revised Removing lines that are common to the outputs produced by two commands
Simplify and correct based on comments.
Jun
20
revised What's the difference of the Userland vs the Kernel?
Give example of minor differences and "smoothing over" them by the driver.
Jun
18
revised What's the difference of the Userland vs the Kernel?
Add a few more CPUs that had more than 2 protection modes.
Apr
12
revised Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Add info about what httpd.conf directives you need, once mod_security is installed.
Apr
10
revised Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Correct a misspelling, add a little information.
Mar
13
revised Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
add a note about re-installing grub.
Mar
12
revised Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing
Add a note about what a menuentry looks like.
Mar
12
revised Are there “esoteric” (weird) but standards-compliant C compilers or runtimes?
Add note about Clang, Pcc, Tcc, Diet Libc and Musl C library.
Feb
28
revised Replace instance of process in place?
Changed proposed program fragment in response to question edit.
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
11
revised /proc/self/maps - 3rd mapped piece of file?
Add note about strace not showing a mmap() of /usr/bin/cat anywhere.
Feb
6
revised How do I avoid echoing password (two simultaneous prompts)?
Add something about .my.cnf as specified by the question asker.