[Ilugc] Fw: [TwinCLinG] LUSTRE
- From: siva@xxxxxxxxxxx (Sivasankar Chander)
- Date: Mon Jul 19 10:39:56 2004
btw - just what do you do / where are you from? refreshing finding someone
with the kind of "old *nix" background
Nah, I'm not a Unix old-timer, though I sometimes pretend to be one.
I started playing with computers in 1979, but didn't actually program
in C/Unix until 1987 - it was quite a culture shock to my FORTRAN/Pascal
upbringing. I used Minix for the first time in 1991 (about the same time
as Linus), but didn't see long-term possibilities or any advantages over
the System V derivatives in vogue at the time :-).
I discovered UseNet in 1993 and was fairly active, off and on, until 1998.
I worked with SunOS, IRIX, HPUX, Mach, AIX until about 1998, but I'd
started using Slackware in 1994, and after that I've moved progressively
to Linux on x86. I still have a few RS/6000 portables running AIX, as
mementoes of the earlier era.
The main killer apps that convinced me to go with Linux were elm & tin,
which were available on the other Unices, but were not as actively
maintained as the ones in the mainstream Linux distros. That, and XAA
on XFree86. Most people probably won't understand that there was
an era when merely resizing or moving a window was a time-consuming
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