[dba-Tech] Building Containers
jwcolby at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 19:59:18 CDT 2017
LOL, I clearly remember (1979) when upgrading my Z-80 computer from 16
KB to 24 KB was a huge deal. And actually allowed me to run my 12 KB
ZAPPLE Basic plus a small program. Loaded off my cassette drive from my
stereo. It took 3 minutes to load Zapple basic and it crashed ALL THE
TIME. Ahhh the good old days.
On the other hand, long before that, the programs I entered into the
Univac Digital Trainer by hand (US Navy, 1973), punching buttons on the
front panel to load machine instructions into Core memory, and then
saving my program to paper tape.
This thing more or less.
Those were the good old days... :)
OK maybe not! I kinda like my modern tablet.
On 4/27/2017 8:07 PM, Hans-Christian Andersen wrote:
> I clearly remember 20+ years ago when upgrading my PC RAM from 4MB to 8MB
> (and it made a difference!) was a huge deal.
> - Hans
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> On 27 April 2017 at 16:50, Jim Lawrence <accessd at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> Hi All:
>> I am still working to get myself up to speed in the building of
>> Containers. After working so many years with VDs, where the installation
>> process was obvious, Containers still leave me challenged...there is just
>> so many items that must be handled when building a distributive container.
>> One interesting thing is the OS that a Container uses. It has to be super
>> small, full featured and in the case of IoT (Internet of Things)
>> applications, it must be very secure. To that end check out the Linux
>> distro Alpine at https://alpinelinux.org.
>> If it is run "headless" and stripped, a fully functional Alpine OS can be
>> squeezed to only into only 3MB. (Of course this is huge compared to our
>> systems back in the 80's but by today's standards, where an OS can top
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