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Old 08-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Linux-Today 'Slackware 14.0 RC2 Released'


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Linux-Today announcement: Slackware 14.0 RC2 Released
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In the latest changelog, Vokerding said, "Getting close! Hopefully we've cleared out most of the remaining issues and are nearly ready here."
 
Old 08-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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Hi,

I was announced in Distrowatch as well.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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Slackware has moved up the chart in distro watch quick. lol
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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Good to see Slackware getting mentioned! I am looking forward to my 14.0 subscription being delivered in the not too distant future.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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Slackware has moved up the chart in distro watch quick. lol
Not a constructive contribution, even in jest.

You have been warned several times in the past to be constructive. No need to start something with sarcasm & criticism either since you seem to lack the understanding when you post in this manner things happen.
Enough said!

EDIT: After PM discussion and clarifications, the moderation was in error. So my apologies to Mercury305 for misunderstanding.

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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Hi,



Not a constructive contribution, even in jest.

You have been warned several times in the past to be constructive. No need to start something with sarcasm & criticism either since you seem to lack the understanding when you post in this manner things happen.
Enough said!
I swear this was not "Criticism" but the very OPPOSITE.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 09:40 AM   #7
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I swear this was not "Criticism" but the very OPPOSITE.
On the Internet it is difficult to determine the intent of a post. I too thought that your comment, "lol", was a bit odd. I'm happy that you did not intend to be critical or sarcastic.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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Distrowatch is ..., Well, Distrowatch

Seriously, we all know that these statistics should be taken with a (big) piece of salt. This is not new and has been discussed many times, including in Distrowatch itself.

Furthermore:
1) When people see a distribution mentioned in a news article in Distrowatch, out of curiosity some click on the link to that distribution and its rank increases.
2) This is specially true when a new version has just been released.

By the way, Distrowatch is used to publish a news article about any new *release* even those they tag "development" ones.

So maybe that's my fault, as my previous post in this thread was useless.

@Mercury305 (out of topic) did you get this issue sorted out?
 
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Its understandable to misunderstand what I wrote. Especially coming from my finger tips.

But what I meant to say that since it has been a while that Slackware has come with a new release. The way it jumped up in charts should show the enthusiasm of its users.
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #10
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Good to see Slackware getting mentioned! I am looking forward to my 14.0 subscription being delivered in the not too distant future.
Seems like a pretty harmless remark to me, compared to some of his previous efforts. Don't think it warrants a warning.
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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Some people, especially the younger generation type 'lol' after everything. It's sort of like a nervous tick or something. It used to bother me a lot, especially with text messages.

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Example:
friend: hey, I went to the store lol
me: cool. What did you buy?
friend: I bought some chips lol
me: Are you going to bring them over?
friend: Yea, gotz some dip too lol
So I just read over 'lol' now. It means nothing to me anymore.

I been following the conversations on here recently and Mercury305 seems to have ruffled some features at the beginning, but I don't think he was being a troll and have noticed an improvement to the posts, especially after Patrick came in and explained some stuff better to him.

Obligatory "let's cut him so slack " quote.
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #12
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Seems like a pretty harmless remark to me, compared to some of his previous efforts. Don't think it warrants a warning.
yup, sorry about the other remarks of my past bro. You live and you learn. I'm understanding the beauty of Slackware now though as I use it more often. Actually I am starting to like all distros in their own ways instead of just looking at their negative sides. Unix Philosophy: Use all distros for their specific purpose. Choose distros that do 1 thing well lol.
I should add backtrack and fedora in my list as well.

But as you can seee Slackware is number 1:

<---------------

because I like the command line so much
Slackware makes me think... I like to use my brain.
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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Seems like a pretty harmless remark to me, compared to some of his previous efforts. Don't think it warrants a warning.
I think I initially misunderstood the "lol". Agreed. No harm done in my opinion. We are all Slackers.
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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Some people, especially the younger generation type 'lol' after everything. It's sort of like a nervous tick or something. It used to bother me a lot, especially with text messages.



So I just read over 'lol' now. It means nothing to me anymore.

I been following the conversations on here recently and Mercury305 seems to have ruffled some features at the beginning, but I don't think he was being a troll and have noticed an improvement to the posts, especially after Patrick came in and explained some stuff better to him.

Obligatory "let's cut him so slack " quote.
Man u must be pretty old since i am 29! LOL

Na, but this was a real LOL (just teezing or for grammar nazis teasing)

Thanks for the Slack... I feel initiated into the slackware forums!
 
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Hi,

I was announced in Distrowatch as well.
Didier thanks for the help!
 
  


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