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onebuck 08-20-2012 06:21 AM

Linux-Today 'Slackware 14.0 RC2 Released'
 
Hi,

Linux-Today announcement: Slackware 14.0 RC2 Released
Quote:

In the latest changelog, Vokerding said, "Getting close! Hopefully we've cleared out most of the remaining issues and are nearly ready here."

Didier Spaier 08-20-2012 06:27 AM

Hi,

I was announced in Distrowatch as well. :cool:

Mercury305 08-20-2012 08:42 AM

Slackware has moved up the chart in distro watch quick. lol

hitest 08-20-2012 08:48 AM

Good to see Slackware getting mentioned! I am looking forward to my 14.0 subscription being delivered in the not too distant future. :)

onebuck 08-20-2012 09:06 AM

Moderator Response
 
Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury305 (Post 4759136)
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.

Mercury305 08-20-2012 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4759172)
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.

hitest 08-20-2012 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury305 (Post 4759198)
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.

Didier Spaier 08-20-2012 09:59 AM

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. :confused:

@Mercury305 (out of topic) did you get this issue sorted out?

Mercury305 08-20-2012 10:00 AM

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.

brianL 08-20-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hitest (Post 4759139)
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. :twocents:

Anonymo 08-20-2012 10:11 AM

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.

Quote:

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 :D" quote.

Mercury305 08-20-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4759236)
Seems like a pretty harmless remark to me, compared to some of his previous efforts. Don't think it warrants a warning. :twocents:

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:

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because I like the command line so much :)
Slackware makes me think... I like to use my brain.

hitest 08-20-2012 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4759236)
Seems like a pretty harmless remark to me, compared to some of his previous efforts. Don't think it warrants a warning. :twocents:

I think I initially misunderstood the "lol". Agreed. No harm done in my opinion. We are all Slackers. :)

Mercury305 08-20-2012 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anonymo (Post 4759242)
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 :D" 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! :D

Mercury305 08-20-2012 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Didier Spaier (Post 4758995)
Hi,

I was announced in Distrowatch as well. :cool:

Didier thanks for the help! ;)


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