5.3 Install

Colin J. Raven colin at kenmore.kozy-kabin.nl
Sun Jan 16 04:57:32 PST 2005

On Jan 16 at 23:14, Dave Horsfall launched this into the bitstream:

> On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, Colin J. Raven wrote:
>> Where, I wonder, are all these folks suddenly coming from?
>> Well anyway, it's nice to know I'm a grizzled old graybeard unix admin.
> I'll bet my beard's greyer than yours!  Edition 5, on a PDP-11/40, in
> 1975.

Done, you win. Unconditionally!

I've only been *nix'ing (?) for a few years. I first *saw* a Unix server 
in 1994..and that was a BSD oddly enough. IIRC I *think* it was BSDI. I 
thought it was some form of black magic. I had no contact whatsoever 
from an admin point of view for a number of years, except as a shell 
account user which was handy enough to learn the basics (and become 
addicted to shell). Then around '99 I started periodically installing 
some Linux or BSD version on a Frankenputer occasionally to see what was 
what. I got serious about BSD in 2003 when a colleague installed it on a 
shared datacenter based server. Then recently I installed 5.3 at home 
and that's it...I'm hooked...there's no going back now :)

Colin J. Raven
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE - http://www.FreeBSD.org - There can be only One
  1:57PM  up 4 days,  2:45, 8 users, load averages: 0.03, 0.01, 0.00

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