• Not sure what to use

    From Ville@VERT/HAX0RQWK to All on Wed Sep 3 14:39:14 2014
    Arch or gento, which has moar apeal for neckbeards?

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  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to Ville on Wed Sep 3 15:58:35 2014
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Ville to All on Wed Sep 03 2014 14:39:14

    Arch or gento, which has moar apeal for neckbeards?

    Neckbeards?

    You want Slackware, if you stick with Linux. If you really want to impress the neckbeards, go Minix or BSD.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Khelair on Thu Sep 4 15:47:11 2014
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Khelair to Ville on Wed Sep 03 2014 03:58 pm

    You want Slackware, if you stick with Linux. If you really want to impress the neckbeards, go Minix or BSD.

    I must rock - I just fired up a MINIX VM.

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  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Sep 5 15:56:55 2014
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Khelair on Thu Sep 04 2014 15:47:11

    I must rock - I just fired up a MINIX VM.

    *cackle*
    Original Minix or the one that has the virtual memory capability? ;)

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Khelair on Sat Sep 6 17:25:54 2014
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Khelair to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Sep 05 2014 03:56 pm

    Original Minix or the one that has the virtual memory capability? ;)

    Original. I go way back with it. I got bored at a job in 1995 and set up Minix on a 286 that I found underneath my desk. It became a challenge to see what I could get it to do. I ended up setting up SMTP, POP3, caching DNS and a web server on a 2 mbyte, 8 MHZ system.

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  • From Access Denied@VERT/PHARCYDE to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Sep 6 22:10:04 2014
    Hello Poindexter,

    On 06 Sep 14 17:25, Poindexter Fortran wrote to Khelair:

    Original Minix or the one that has the virtual memory
    capability? ;)

    Original. I go way back with it. I got bored at a job in 1995 and set
    up Minix on a 286 that I found underneath my desk. It became a
    challenge to see what I could get it to do. I ended up setting up
    SMTP, POP3, caching DNS and a web server on a 2 mbyte, 8 MHZ system.

    YOU ARE SO EFFING 1337 I THINK I JUST PISSED MYSELF!

    I'm kidding, that's actually pretty damn cool. Though I think I need to shave now, just for posterity. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Sep 7 23:42:37 2014
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Khelair on Sat Sep 06 2014 17:25:54

    Original. I go way back with it. I got bored at a job in 1995 and set up Minix on a 286 that I found underneath my desk. It became a challenge to see what I could get it to do. I ended up setting up SMTP, POP3, caching DNS and a web server on a 2 mbyte, 8 MHZ system.

    Nice!

    Waaay back in the day, when I had just graduated from 8-bit Ataris to my first x86-based machine (an original 4.77MHz 8088, an Epson Equity I, if I recall correctly), I was very disappointed to realize that I was still pretty much stuck with DOS. Well, I mean I switched to 4DOS for awhile, and I think I tried some other command.com alternatives that were a little better, but seriously, 1 primary process? *BARF* So, my buddy that had been introducing me to Linux (as well as the other linux proponents around) told me about Minix. I snagged it, and was seriously amazed that it was all a microkernel architecture. Tried to go a lot farther with it, but I fell into a 486slc2-66 not long after and just made the hop to Linux at that point. I always wanted to get back into it, with a companion being Tannenbaum's text on operating systems, but I was too busy wasting time to do anything that productive at that point.
    I almost had Minix-VMD (that's the VM utilizing one, right?) working, at one point, but kind of got distracted again. I probably would've been with Minix a lot longer on the XT, but wow, 640k limitation? Ugh.
    When I get my primary computing iron back online I'm going to try out some of the old (and newer) operating systems on VMs again; I miss doing that kind of stuff. :)
    That's pretty awesome that you're familiar with (and actively working with) Minix, though. I really didn't expect to see that. ;)

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Khelair on Mon Sep 8 09:03:43 2014
    Re: Minix!
    By: Khelair to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Sep 07 2014 11:42 pm

    I almost had Minix-VMD (that's the VM utilizing one, right?) working, at one point, but kind of got distracted again. I probably would've been with Minix a lot longer on the XT, but wow, 640k limitation? Ugh.

    Minix-VMD is the one that used virtual memory and had an X server.

    When I get my primary computing iron back online I'm going to try out some of the old (and newer) operating systems on VMs again; I miss doing that kind of stuff. :)

    MINIX is a lot of fun and there are pre-made VMs floating around, too. It's a great learning tool, I learned more about TCP/IP networking by reading ne2000.c than I did in a networking class.

    I wish I had the backups from that first system -- I think that was my first web page ever.

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Ville on Fri Apr 3 05:54:17 2015
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Ville to All on Wed Sep 03 2014 02:39 pm

    Arch or gento, which has moar apeal for neckbeards?


    Neckbeards? :) Be careful who you use that term with, some people are a bit sensitive.

    I on the other hand am not "PC" ;)

    Anyways, to answer your question, these days it seems the mainstream "neckbeard" type individual appreciates arch a bit more.

    -Denny

    Denny's Computers - Not for profit computer repair - dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Hylian on Fri Apr 3 12:48:21 2015
    Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Hylian to Ville on Fri Apr 03 2015 05:54 am

    Anyways, to answer your question, these days it seems the mainstream "neckbeard" type individual appreciates arch a bit more.

    Never thought I'd see "neckbeards" subcategorized into mainstream and fringe NBs.

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  • From Gandolf@VERT to Ville on Sat Apr 4 22:14:02 2015
    On 09/03/2014 12:39 PM, Ville wrote:
    Arch or gento, which has moar apeal for neckbeards?

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    Oracle Solaris or Slackware.
    (Personally, I run Debian -- I enjoy having a personal life outside my
    server room.)
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  • From Ronald Reid@VERT/THEWASTE to Gandolf on Mon Apr 20 11:11:38 2015
    Re: Re: Not sure what to use
    By: Gandolf to Ville on Sat Apr 04 2015 10:14 pm

    yes agreed


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