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Hey, Pat! Hope I didn't cause you grief and a full
Inbox over my suggestion to "email you..."
It's amazing to see this gregarious community so
passionate over Slackware Linux! I appreciate what
Really -- a lot of people say that Slackware is pointlessly hard. Really? So is a spoken language. Perhaps we should all go back to grunting and creating cave drawings.
Any time there is a learning curve, there is a proportional reward. Eventually it becomes more straightforward without the training wheels (though the training wheels are great for market share grab).
As someone studying Chinese, it does remind me a lot
of my few years relentlessly "wrestling Slackware to
the blood," as Tinkster said. There is a certain sense
of accomplishment when you can actually use something
that some people tout as "pointlessly hard".
Now that you and Eric and Tinkster and others have been
helping me with Slack for close to 5 years, the knowledge
gained is well worth climbing the learning curve.
Face it -- I would have been burned at the stake for a sudden change to ANY of these proposed new logos. I think it's the nature of the Internet. It is obvious that the Slackware community has grown attached to the traditional Slackware logo, and so have the Slackware developers. I guess it must be a good logo that does reflect the simple, no-nonsense Slackware approach. We don't need a GUI that limits our options, and we don't need a primary logo that is hard to read, either. Really -- a lot of people say that Slackware is pointlessly hard. Really? So is a spoken language. Perhaps we should all go back to grunting and creating cave drawings.
I must say -- out of all of the proposed replacement logos posted here, I like Bruce Hill's logo #1 the best.
I agree, and thank you Mr. Volkerding, it's great to see the old logo back up there
But, which one is Bruce Hill's logo #1 ? He never posted one.
Face it -- It is obvious that the Slackware community has grown attached to the traditional Slackware logo, and so have the Slackware developers. I guess it must be a good logo that does reflect the simple, no-nonsense Slackware approach. We don't need a GUI that limits our options, and we don't need a primary logo that is hard to read, either. :-)
There are a lot of people who thought that from day one. It is always nice to see that change can take place if a group is not happy with something. Most developers would have said "deal with it" etc. Makes me proud to be a slack user.