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.

Latest Posts

Hands on with Fedora 18

Much anticipated, Fedora 18, otherwise known as 'Spherical Cow' has finally arrived - here's what to expect.

January 15, 2013 by J.A. Watson

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Linux round-up: A bunch of Mints for Christmas

All the Linux Mint Editions have arrived just in time for the holidays - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce dekstops, and Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 6 with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.

December 24, 2012 by J.A. Watson

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openSUSE 12.2: My first take

After several delays, openSUSE 12.2 has finally arrived and it's mostly good news. But along with all the positive experiences, you should watch out for a problem with Grub 2.

September 19, 2012 by J.A. Watson

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