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dimension's original "About" page, wrote by argh

dimension was born on 10th October 1997. An old computer was resurrected from the ashes and reborn. From its slavery under Windows 95, dimension was given a new lease of life under linux. The box in question was a Dell Dimension series with a Pentium 75MHz processor and 16MB RAM.

RedHat 4.0 was installed and I opened up the system in a 'secure' firewalled environment. A few users were granted access. News of the box spread in the local community until I was asked to put dimension on the net.

dimension (mark I) had been liberated in fall of '97, however the new year brought a lack of machines at work, its fate was deemed to be that of workstation once more. To keep dimension alive the server is now running on one of my home PC's which I brought into work. It used to have Slackware on it and it was my main development machine for the past 3 years. After many processor updates from 486SX to DX2 to AMD DX4 (aw man that was bad), many hard disk updates, two new monitors, three new keyboards and three new cases, it now runs an Intel Pentium [233MHz] processor with 128MB RAM. Disk access is through an Adaptec 2940 controller card which run a 4GB Western Digital Caviar as well as a 9GB Seagate Barracuda....of course I could go on about it's supralight speed 3x CDROM...but we don't talk about that part.

dimension still runs on Redhat 4.2 (after an upgrade), under kernel 2.0.36. We nearly went Redhat 5.x but I found that a lot of older software was incompatable so we've stayed here till I fix the bugs...and to see

dimension now supports more than 30 users with ranges of interest from houses to horseracing, linux to loo rolls (okay no loo rolls). We hold the official Stagefright(still under construction...come on Tracey!) and Idlewild band homepages. We run a Linux user group (thanks to qwaszx et al. for that one), IRC server, MUD and loads of other services to keep our members happy, as well as drag the Internet community to us.


Inspired by tildeverse and our previous experience with dimension mark I & II we decided to create a new home following the same ideals; just a bunch of people having fun with access to shared resources.

dimension mark III came alive on 26th June 2020, running CentOS 8, and was open to new members on the 3rd July 2020.


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