Ramblings on various learning projects

Between 1998 and 1999, in anticipation of participating in project Kylix, I started learning Linux. My first Linux was SUSE 6.1, rapidly followed by Mandrake Linux 6, 7, 8, 9 and other Linux distributions (distros). That was when I encountered the GRUB project which is now known as GRUB Legacy. I remembered the years when I would use GRUB to switch between loading Windows, and Linux.

Around the year 2000-2001, when Solaris 8 x86 went free, I began learning it as well.

Around 2002, I stumbled upon the .NET project, and Linux and GRUB was quickly forgotten. Occasionally, I still worked on Linux, but no more on GRUB.

On 19 Jul 2005, I became aware of the Firefox project. And then I stumbled on VMware in Jul 2006(?) when it became free, and I moved all my various Linux distros into VMware.

For the past 2 days, after accidentally destroying an appliance, I've been fooling around with GRUB, and when reading up about GRUB 2, I read up the memory management section part. Looking at the various figures on the page reminded me of the original Turbo Pascal 4 manuals, which contained similar memory management figures as well.

While writing this blog entry, I just became aware that VMware ESXi 4.1 has become free, so I'll start learning that too :o)

Published Thu, 22 Jul 2010 @ 11:24 PM by chuacw
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