After digging into Novell NetWare, I intended to look at Windows NT. Instead, fate decided I should look at one of the first Linux distributions, the Softlanding Linux System. What mysteries did I find in SLS, and how ‘fun’ was the experience'?
On what is becoming a running theme here on SoylentNews, we’re reliving the early 90s, and picking up right where I left off from Windows for Workgroups, it was time to look at the 800-pound gorilla: Novell NetWare.
Windows for Workgroups was one of the more underrated versions of Windows. While WIndows 95 would formally mark Microsoft’s domination of the desktop, Workgroups would form the basis where many the less prominent but still important underlying changes would be.
Hello World programs are a programmer’s introduction to a new environment. So what did Windows 1.0’s hello program look like, and what did it take to compile it?
In 2018, I was a fellow for ICANN as an expansion in some of my research work with the DNS root system. This was my experiences at the 63rd ICANN meeting.
Part of having a ham radio license is using RF spectrum for experimentation. I’ve decided to do a test of real world radio propagation with a very cheap Baofeng UV-82
Last time, we managed to map the damage to the Xenix install media. Now its time to attempt repairs.
With a partially installed system, a corrupted init binary, and yet successful multiuser boot, the only place we could go is up.
Restoring a forgotten version of Xenix has proven to be a rather long and unweidly challenge, but an excellent look into years of computing
As a fun hobbyist project, I decided to dig into the realities of exploring what modern malware and credential gathering would look like if those techniques were invented in the early to mid 90s. First off, we need to talk about the programming environments and constraints given to us by running DOS in real mode.