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Old 04-27-2015, 09:06 AM   #16
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Unsupported doesn't mean unused. Some places set things up and never want to change them. Even in organizations that do try to move on one often finds legacy setups that nobody wants to mess with because the applications just won't run anywhere else.

One of the reasons folks come to boards and mailing lists is because they have no other support.

I agree however, that this thread really had no need to be resurrected though I don't really see the harm in it so long as it is on topic.

Minor Rant:
One thing that does gripe me though is folks who post in old threads with answers that may or may not be valid now who imply that what they post today should have been the answer originally when it wasn't available previously. In one thread I started a long time ago I see people posting even to this day how it has helped them but one putz had the gall to suggest everything written in the 5 or so years before he posted wasn't valid (even though most of the posts were folks saying how it had helped them). He then shared a "workaround" that didn't exist previously which on examination was NOT a workaround for the issue I had described and resolved.
 
Old 04-27-2015, 02:54 PM   #17
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Minor Rant:
One thing that does gripe me though is folks who post in old threads with answers that may or may not be valid now who imply that what they post today should have been the answer originally when it wasn't available previously.
By nature people like to help and second, most of us rarely look at the date a post was posted. We are a fast society and we just skim the titles in a forum and look for something we could help with and lastly, we click on a title and stat reading the post, sometimes not paying attention to the date.

I agree that some of our answers may be irrelevant to a question posted years ago as things change, but there some answers to other older posts that is still relevant for today.
 
Old 04-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #18
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By nature people like to help and second, most of us rarely look at the date a post was posted. We are a fast society and we just skim the titles in a forum and look for something we could help with and lastly, we click on a title and stat reading the post, sometimes not paying attention to the date.

I agree that some of our answers may be irrelevant to a question posted years ago as things change, but there some answers to other older posts that is still relevant for today.
Most of which is pretty thoughtless and indicates that you need to work on improving your habits for participation here at LQ.

LQ has long been a source for serious, well considered questions and answers, not flighty, skimming commentary. Lets try to keep it that way.

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Old 04-27-2015, 03:18 PM   #19
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LQ has long been a source for serious, well considered questions and answers, not flighty, skimming commentary. Lets try to keep it that way.
Well, yes and no. I've seen some serious well considered questions and answers, but I've seen a share of junk posts like trollings, spams, and other useless posts as well.
 
Old 04-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #20
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Well, yes and no. I've seen some serious well considered questions and answers, but I've seen a share of junk posts like trollings, spams, and other useless posts as well.
Sigh... yes, there is junk, so lets not contribute to it with thoughtless posting habits, please. That was my point.
 
Old 04-27-2015, 05:53 PM   #21
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OK, back on track folks please.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 09:51 PM   #22
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I struggled with basically the same q in March 2015. I opted for the Rpi2 and Raspian. I tried some of the emulators, but they weren't worth the trouble. Raspian has everything I need to learn the CLI and programming for about $80 assuming I use an old keyboard, and monitor. If I can find a mouse, $startx gets me a GUI.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 01:39 AM   #23
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For a terminal, why not use AWS and fire up a host there?
 
  


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