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northumbrian1



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Unix anyone? Reply with quote

When I worked for Plessey (see my other posts), we got a long fragment of code from Berkeley University, California, which we used in some of the Arrays on the Banks of switch-gear for BT's Secret System X. This was my first involvement with a Linux-like system and in fact from which Linus Torwald built the first Linux Kernel (not the Linux System itself). The year we began using this language was around 1971-73, which was quite early in the life of Unix. Does anyone else here use the original Berkeley University system of Unix or its newer counterparts?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every Apple user.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Yes well I wasn't thinking of them! I wonder just how many know remotely what Unix is other than the system that powers their Mac Pro or other Apple product? @-)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

northumbrian1 wrote:
I wonder just how many know remotely what Unix is other than the system that powers their Mac Pro or other Apple product?

I wonder just how many know remotely what Unix is at all, let alone that it powers their gadget.

I once went (against the grain) into an Apple showroom and, on a vacant demo laptop, out of curiosity, managed to start a full screen bash session and did
Code:
ls -ahl
I left it like that. Probably gave the salesmen heart attack when they found it, it really did not fit in with the ambience. I wonder if they knew how to close the session.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They where most likely afraid of you Laughing as you had out geeked them by a mile Cool

Enjoy the Choice Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More fun to load http://fediafedia.com/prank/vista/index.html into a browser and then set it to full screen Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's brilliant. I can just imagine the panic that would cause in an Apple store.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It worked quite well when I loaded it on one of the Ubuntu machines we were updating at a LUG meeting Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi nelz...

LOL...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
More fun to load http://fediafedia.com/prank/vista/index.html into a browser and then set it to full screen Smile
brilliant thanks nelz Wink Wink

Oh and BSD
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Re: Unix anyone? Reply with quote

northumbrian1 wrote:
When I worked for Plessey (see my other posts), we got a long fragment of code from Berkeley University, California, which we used in some of the Arrays on the Banks of switch-gear for BT's Secret System X. This was my first involvement with a Linux-like system and in fact from which Linus Torwald built the first Linux Kernel (not the Linux System itself). The year we began using this language was around 1971-73, which was quite early in the life of Unix. Does anyone else here use the original Berkeley University system of Unix or its newer counterparts?


yes, I do phanking you very much in adnance...... Never you mind
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am guilty of opening Terminal full screen every time I'm in a Apple Store -- I usually cat error logs or something, it looks even worse.

Did you know, you can get into the console if you go to System Preferences -> Users -> Login Options -> Dislpay user and password field, and then enter '>console' as user. That would REALLY freak Apple guys out Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Unix anyone? Reply with quote

northumbrian1 wrote:
Does anyone else here use the original Berkeley University system of Unix or its newer counterparts?

I have been playing with VirtualBox, installing several different OS's in it including OpenSolaris (on a LXF cover disk c2009), which I believe is as true a Unix system as any. I heard a comment a while ago, true or not, that AIX and Solaris are the best Unix systems still available, so Solaris intrigued me. In fact I am posting this from OpenSolaris now.

I have also just discovered that you can download Solaris 11.1, the current commercial version from Oracle, free of charge for non-commercial use, from here :-

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html?ssSourceSiteId=opn

I shall probably try that too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I worked with UNIX in the 70's. Used it on the first
DPD-11/60, and we couldn't figure out why it kept crashing
after running stable for quite a while. Turned out someone
didn't know what UPDATE was for, so they removed it from the
init list.

Didn't miss working with Unix, everything seemed to have the same name.

On the other hand, I received Linux as a gift some years ago.
I was amazed I still remembered most of the command line arguments.
Amazing what a world community can do.!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, the joys of writing an architectural lighting program in BASIC on the Bartlett's PDP-11, just around then. It was a cool language for me because it was pretty much Fortran for dummies. I might still have a printout around somewhere.
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