[Beowulf] A press release
ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Thu Jul 10 01:44:42 PDT 2008
Chris Samuel wrote:
> I remember when I could bring the complete kernel sources
> home on a single 3.5" floppy disk. Compressed, mind you,
> not this new fangled gzip! Then came 0.9.15, 1.8MB compressed..
3.5" floppy - you were lucky!
I 'ad t' run th'entire Minix on half a broken low-density 5.25" floppy,
and father would beat me wi a stick for wastin' precious disk space...
...and he'd complain that there's nowt wrong wi' th'old 8" floppies!
Eee, by gum them were probably th'happiest days of mi life...
[I'm from Lancashire, not Yorkshire, BTW]
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