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Old 08-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #286
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The good thing about Linux and projects like it, forks can exist that can either supplement, assist, or replace a project when and if needed.

Very true, Slackware will probably never die. Slamd and existing fork projects based on Slackware could always be restarted as a project or another whole entire new fork could appear. If Patrick Volkerding fell off the face of the Earth tomorrow (*insert your deity's name* forbid), there are plenty of people, mirrors, side projects, and sources available to continue on without him. Yes it won't be the same, but the legacy will still be there and Slackware will live on. Might be a slightly different name, might not, but at the heart of it, Slackware will continue to be Slackware.

Case in point:

Look at TiMidity... original TiMidity project ended and TiMidity++ took it's place. It's not exactly the same project, but it preserves what TiMidity was needed for and continues to do so.

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Old 08-15-2011, 02:23 PM   #287
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May Pat live forever!
 
Old 08-15-2011, 09:56 PM   #288
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I think it's preplanned that Patrick's consciousness will be downloaded into an android body allowing him to forever work on Slackware until the universe collapses or evaporates.
 
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:39 AM   #289
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I think it's preplanned that Patrick's consciousness will be downloaded into an android body allowing him to forever work on Slackware until the universe collapses or evaporates.

Yeah. It will be interesting to see his thoughts from his mind. I'm wonder what dirty secret he got, because his consciousness will now be open-source for everybody.
 
Old 10-28-2014, 07:48 PM   #290
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FreeBSD and OpenBSD

I hope no one gets pissed that I necromanced this old thread.

I would probably run OpenBSD on my Thinkpad laptop and FreeBSD for my workstations. All other Linux distros, besides Slackware, blow huge donkey balls. I wouldn't consider Arch because I heard they use Systemd now and because the rolling release nature of it can hose your system and even if it doesn't temporarily hose your system, from time to time, the rolling release nature of it is highly insecure and Gentoo is for ricers.

The mainstream distros like Ubuntu are like Windows-clones so that is out of the question too.

Anyway, if Slackware decides to use Systemd ,in the future, I will start using FreeBSD and OpenBSD again and will never use Linux again.

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Old 10-28-2014, 10:21 PM   #291
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Actually, this thread never really died. It just was hibernating.
 
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:21 AM   #292
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Since you already created a thread to discuss moving away to bsd I see zero reason to reopen this one. Let's not start a hundred threads about moving. Everything you want to discuss can and is being done in the other one. Reopening this makes it feel like you have an agenda to push.
 
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:50 AM   #293
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I think it would be interesting to see an updated poll as things have changed alot since then. Noting that arch seems to be the preferable choice, prior to it adopting systemd.

I would have said arch back then, now? I'd probably be using a mix of Crux and FreeBSD (dual boot).
 
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:02 AM   #294
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You bring up a good argument Coral.
 
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:14 AM   #295
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Anyone notice who voted Mac OS?
ĦAy, caramba!
 
Old 10-29-2014, 02:34 AM   #296
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So he has a sense of humor as well! Twisted and very dark... but funny... ha... ha...
 
Old 10-29-2014, 10:21 AM   #297
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I hope no one gets pissed that I necromanced this old thread.

I would probably run OpenBSD on my Thinkpad laptop and FreeBSD for my workstations. All other Linux distros, besides Slackware, blow huge donkey balls. I wouldn't consider Arch because I heard they use Systemd now and because the rolling release nature of it can hose your system and even if it doesn't temporarily hose your system, from time to time, the rolling release nature of it is highly insecure and Gentoo is for ricers.

The mainstream distros like Ubuntu are like Windows-clones so that is out of the question too.

Anyway, if Slackware decides to use Systemd ,in the future, I will start using FreeBSD and OpenBSD again and will never use Linux again.
You can use Gentoo with no optimizations at all, it would be just like any other distro. You don't need (and you shouldn't) be a ricer to use it.
 
Old 10-29-2014, 10:35 AM   #298
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Cool

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So he has a sense of humor as well! Twisted and very dark... but funny... ha... ha...
Indeed! Praise Bob.
 
Old 10-30-2014, 07:33 PM   #299
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Actually, this thread never really died. It just was hibernating.
There are no dead Slackware threads... only warm embers awaiting a breath of fresh comments.
 
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:08 PM   #300
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I'd be forced to learn how to make slackware packages and *gasp* have to learn to install packages myself from scratch. Make this onto a LFS kind of thing... if that's even possible.
 
  


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