J.A. Watson

I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.

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Verifying the integrity of Linux ISO images

Verifying the integrity of Linux ISO images

With the current fervor about compromised ISO images, lots of people (including me) are saying that you should always verify an ISO image after downloading, and before installing. Here is a discussion of why and how to do that.

March 10, 2016 by in Linux

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