11 votes

SDF Public Access UNIX System .. Est. 1987

4 comments

  1. hungariantoast
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    These communities are incredible. A long time ago another user posted about these systems and included a list of other systems. I still haven't gotten around to actually joining any of these...

    These communities are incredible.

    A long time ago another user posted about these systems and included a list of other systems.

    I still haven't gotten around to actually joining any of these communities yet, but I've absolutely fallen for the idea of them.

    7 votes
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    cmccabe
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    I've been a relatively long-time SDF member and strongly recommend it as a valuable and fun place both to socialize and to improve your skills with various types of command line oriented...

    I've been a relatively long-time SDF member and strongly recommend it as a valuable and fun place both to socialize and to improve your skills with various types of command line oriented technologies. But as hungariantoast points out, there are quite a few other public access Unix (and GNU) systems online nowadays. https://tilde.town is one, and https://tilde.team is another (that I help out with a bit, sudo-wise).

    On a recent bulletin board discussion on SDF, a user pointed out his inability to see why SDF is always described as being so special when there are so many other similar systems online today. My guess is that SDF's long history (3 decades) has allowed it to develop a unique culture.

    4 votes
    1. alexandria
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      I've only been hanging around on COMMODE for the last day or so, but I really, really enjoy the vibe there. It reminds me of 'how IRC used to be', I guess.

      I've only been hanging around on COMMODE for the last day or so, but I really, really enjoy the vibe there. It reminds me of 'how IRC used to be', I guess.

      2 votes
  3. jove
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    "The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free software authors, teachers, librarians, students, researchers, hobbyists, computer enthusiasts, the aural and visually impaired. It...

    "The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free software
    authors, teachers, librarians, students, researchers, hobbyists,
    computer enthusiasts, the aural and visually impaired. It is operated
    as a recognized non-profit 501(c)(7) and is supported by its members.

    Our mission is to provide remotely accessible computing facilities for
    the advancement of public education, cultural enrichment, scientific
    research and recreation. Members can interact electronically with each
    other regardless of their location using passive or interactive forums.
    Further purposes include the recreational exchange of information
    concerning the Liberal and Fine Arts.

    Members have UNIX shell access to games, email, usenet, chat, bboard,
    webspace, gopherspace, programming utilities, archivers, browsers, and
    more. The SDF community is made up of caring, highly skilled people who
    operate behind the scenes to maintain a non-commercial INTERNET."

    3 votes