UNIX

RISCy business: The long and convoluted rise of today's dominant computing platform

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In the 1980s, RISC was the future. By the early 2000s, it was the past. And now it's the future again.

How Linux Certification Has Evolved Over The Years

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Much like Linux itself, Linux certification has changed dramatically over the past two decades. In this blog post, I'll discuss what happened and why it's important.

Dual-booting Asahi Linux on your Apple Silicon Mac

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I've been running Asahi Linux natively on an M1-based Mac for 3 months now, and it's super fast! In this post, we'll explore Asahi and the procedure to install it on an Apple Silicon Mac.

macOS for Linux admins (2022 refresh)

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If you already know the ins and outs of the Linux operating system, this is everything you need to know about macOS.

Ontario's Computer Part 2: The LEXICON Server

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In this follow-on to my previous blog post, I'll examine the brains behind the Burroughs ICON computer: the LEXICON server that all ICONs connected to across an ARCNET network.

Ontario's Computer: The Burroughs ICON

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Back in 1984, the Ontario government made their own computer for the school system, but ordered school boards to send them all to landfill a decade later. In this post, you'll explore one that survived and learn why it was cool.

Configuring the i3 Window Manager

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i3 is an incredibly powerful tiling window manager that is often used by software developers and Linux/UNIX administrators. In this post, I'll show you how to configure and use it.

The Power of RISC architecture

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RISC architecture has been around for a very long time. But today, we're really starting to see its benefits in computing.

SPARCbook teardown

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In a 2019 blog post, I explored a SPARC-based laptop from the 1990s running Solaris UNIX. In this post, I run through a teardown of the laptop to explore its hardware design.

Kubernetes Quickstart

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Kubernetes is the most powerful container orchestrator used in the cloud today. In this blog post, I'll discuss how you can set up a simple Kubernetes cluster for learning and experimentation.