J.A. Watson

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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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Hands-on: Lumina Desktop 1.0.0

Hands-on: Lumina Desktop 1.0.0

The first official release of the Lumina desktop environment is now available. Here are the results of my trying it out on a few common Linux distributions, including Manjaro, Debian, PCLinuxOS, and openSuSE Leap.

August 18, 2016 by

Hands-on: Upgrading Linux Mint 17.3 to 18

Hands-on: Upgrading Linux Mint 17.3 to 18

A tutorial (written by Clem himself) on upgrading Linux Mint 17.x Cinnamon or MATE to the recently released Linux Mint 18 has been posted. Here is my experience trying to upgrade using those instructions.

July 29, 2016 by

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