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I have been running a web site on an HP Integrity server for the past few years. It is running on linux; Debian Linux 3.1 (sarge). It was initially established on a 36.4GB drive and, at the time, it was thought to be more than ample drive space for many years to come. However, there is a forum on this web site and its users have a voracious appetite for posting to it. Recently, it became apparent that it would be sage to move this web site's system drive to a larger drive. The bigger drive was simple but getting the system files moved over to it wasn't exactly an easy task.

An exposé of OpenVMS image backup, this is not!
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Computing MARCHes on...

A few weeks ago, an announcement was posted to the comp.sys.dec newsgroup about a Vintage Computer Festival. It was to be held on Saturday and Sunday, 12-Sep-2009 and 13-Sep-2009, at the InfoAge Science Center, off of Marconi Road in Wall, NJ. This used to be the US Army's Evans Area where I'd frequented many times during the latter 1980s to provide OpenVMS support for some systems that the US Army maintained there. Because this festival was only about a ten to fifteen minute ride from my residence and because I was familiar with the terrain, I decided I'd give it a go. (read all 1812 words.)

Apple Design?

De- De-
A prefix from Latin de — down, from, away; as in debark, decline, decease, deduct, decamp. In words from the French it is equivalent to Latin dis — apart, away; or sometimes to de.

Sign Sign, n.
That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof.

Put them together and design means: away from a mark? It seems that way lately with Apple and its products.
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