Introduction

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This is my first blog entry on linux.com.  I have been working with Unix since 1982, starting with Unisoft 7th Edition, System III & V, and the very early days of 4.x BSD-based Sun-1 systems.  I have been working with Linux since about 1998, starting with fairly early Slackware and Red Hat distributions.  The majority of my professional career has been working with DEC/Compaq/HP systems running Ultrix/OSF-1/Tru64 Unix, and IBM systems running AIX 2, 3, 4 and 5.  (Including the RT/PC 6150 running AIX 2.x).

As I look around my home desk right now, I see the following:

– Fujitsu Lifebook S6510 (the system I am using to write this), multibooting:

    – Ubuntu 9.04

    – Mandriva 2009.1

    – openSuSE 11.1

    – Fedora 11

    – Linux Mint

     – PCLinuxOS 2009.2

    – MEPIS 8.0.06

    – Debian 5.0

    – Windows XP Professional

 – Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S2110, multibooting the same selection as the S6510

– HP 2133 Mini-Note, multibooting the same selection plus

    – SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 & 11

– ASUS N10J, multibooting:

    –  Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04

    – Moblin 2.0 Beta

    – Ubuntu 9.04 (Standard Distribution)

    – Mandriva 2009.1

    – openSuSE 11.1

    – Fedora 11

    – Windows Vista Business

– Self-assembled Dual Atom “nettop”, multibooting the same as the N10J, plus:

    – Linux Mint 7

    – MEPIS 8.0.06

    – PCLinuxOS 2009.1

 

As I suppose the above list implies, I am interested in exploring various Linux distributions on various hardware platforms.

 

jw 22/7/2009