Here’s how to tell if you’re a geek: you’ve run out of machines to run Linux on.
I’ve gone and catalogued, to the best of my recollection, the number of machines I have installed some flavor of Linux on since my first one, over 11 years ago. (I installed it using my old OS/2 Warp 3.0 beta floppies.) There may be some I’m missing, and I’ve made an educated guess at some of the dates based on which room I remember being in as I cursed the bloody machine in question.
- 386DX-33 (SLS 1.02, kernel 0.94pl12, February 1993)
- 486SX-25 (Slackware, late 1993)
- 486DX2-66 (Slackware, late 1994)
- Pentium-166 (Red Hat, 1995)
- K6-2-450 (Red Hat, 1997; Debian, 1998)
- IBM PS/2 90 (MCA Linux, 1997; also NetBSD)
- Casio Cassiopeia A-11Plus Windows CE device (Linux/SH3, 1998)
- IBM WorkPad z50 Windows CE device (Linux VR, 2000)
- Siemens Scovery 110 (Debian, 2000)
- Mac SE/30 (Linux-m68k, 2001; also NetBSD)
- PowerMac G4 (LinuxPPC, 2001)
- Sun Ultra 10 (Debian-SPARC, 2001)
- PowerBook G3 (LinuxPPC, 2001; Gentoo-PPC, 2004, active install)
- New Internet Computer (NIC OS, 2000; Tenhand, 2000; Feather Linux, dyne:bolic and Oralux, 2004, active install)
- Athlon 950 (Red Hat, 2002; Debian, 2002; Gentoo, 2004, active install)
- ConnecTV set-top box (Red Hat, 2003, active install)
- Xbox (GentooX, 2004, active install)
Not included: HP 9000/340 running NetBSD, 1998
Note to Vaio PCG-SR17: Never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.