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Old 08-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
Woodsman
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Oh my!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware

I don't know how long that specific wikipedia page has been available, but I don't recall so much history being available in one page. Somebody has been busy, for sure.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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Free and open-source software (FOSS) is computer software that can be classified as both free software and open source software.
I can't help but question the author's opening sentence. As well as Wikipedia's definition of FOSS. Could the lack of capitalization in "free" be explained by anything other than ignorance? I'm also pretty sure a certain bearded MIT grad would like to interject at this point. ;-)
 
Old 08-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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Well, at least it's correct in some way technically.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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They forgot the fantastic zipslack.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #5
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Free and open-source software (FOSS) is computer software that can be classified as both free software and open source software.
And it's also gobbledygook and gibberish as it provides a definition for words by using those exact words.

Free means free! And means and! Open-source software means open source software!

I need more coffee,
 
Old 08-07-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware

I don't know how long that specific wikipedia page has been available, but I don't recall so much history being available in one page. Somebody has been busy, for sure.
That wiki history: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...action=history
 
Old 08-07-2013, 11:28 AM   #7
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You folks are weird. I mean, WTF? I started the thread not to encourage gnat's ass critiques, but simply to note the page contains a lot of historical information in one spot. Some folks put forth a lot of effort to create that page. I'm impressed with such an effort.

For those who are not interested in pulling hair's from the gnat's ass, or don't need twelve cups of coffee to get through the day, please read the wiki page and enjoy.

P.S. If there are errors then fix them for crissake and allow the rest of us to smell the roses. Jeez.

Last edited by Woodsman; 08-07-2013 at 11:30 AM.
 
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #8
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You folks are weird. I mean, WTF? I started the thread not to encourage gnat's ass critiques, but simply to note the page contains a lot of historical information in one spot. Some folks put forth a lot of effort to create that page. I'm impressed with such an effort.

For those who are not interested in pulling hair's from the gnat's ass, or don't need twelve cups of coffee to get through the day, please read the wiki page and enjoy.

P.S. If there are errors then fix them for crissake and allow the rest of us to smell the roses. Jeez.
+1, f'n A!
 
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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You folks are weird. I mean, WTF? I started the thread not to encourage gnat's ass critiques, but simply to note the page contains a lot of historical information in one spot. Some folks put forth a lot of effort to create that page. I'm impressed with such an effort.

For those who are not interested in pulling hair's from the gnat's ass, or don't need twelve cups of coffee to get through the day, please read the wiki page and enjoy.

P.S. If there are errors then fix them for crissake and allow the rest of us to smell the roses. Jeez.
+1.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #10
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You folks are weird. I mean, WTF? I started the thread not to encourage gnat's ass critiques, but simply to note the page contains a lot of historical information in one spot. Some folks put forth a lot of effort to create that page. I'm impressed with such an effort.

For those who are not interested in pulling hair's from the gnat's ass, or don't need twelve cups of coffee to get through the day, please read the wiki page and enjoy.

P.S. If there are errors then fix them for crissake and allow the rest of us to smell the roses. Jeez.
I responded with a link to the history of that wiki since you queried unknown dates.

You can always expect criticism from someone. No one attacked or flamed, just pointing out misinformation or errors. Sure some should participate by either editing or adding to the Slackware wiki if they feel the need.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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You folks are weird.
Thanks!

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For those who are not interested in pulling hair's from the gnat's ass, or don't need twelve cups of coffee to get through the day, please read the wiki page and enjoy.
I only need one cup, a 16 ounce will do the job.

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P.S. If there are errors then fix them for crissake and allow the rest of us to smell the roses. Jeez.
I love roses!

I found the rather sparse first entry, 19:41, 7 October 2001 amusing.
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Slackware is a very good Linux distribution, many people say "When you know Slackware, you know Linux... when you know RedHat, all you know is Redhat".


Slackware latest stable version is 8.0 at the moment of writting this, which include XFree86 4.1.0, Linux kernels 2.2.19 and 2.4.5, KDE 2.1.2, GNOME 1.4, glibc 2.2.3, and all the usual utilities. Additions include ProFTPD, OpenSSH and OpenSSL, mod_ssl and mod_php, full support for the 2.4 kernel series, and many more.


There is also a -current version that can be used if you like bleeding edge.


For more information and downloads visit the Slackware official website at http://www.slackware.com/
 
Old 08-08-2013, 02:46 AM   #12
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You folks are weird.
You don't have to be weird to run Slackware, but it helps.
Praise "Bob" for our weirdness!
 
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:16 AM   #13
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"need twelve cups of coffee" I'm hurt there as I need five in the morning just to pronounce my name. The rest I don't really need -I could quit anytime, but I do enjoy them anyway...
 
Old 08-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #14
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You folks are weird. I mean, WTF? I started the thread not to encourage gnat's ass critiques, but simply to note the page contains a lot of historical information in one spot. Some folks put forth a lot of effort to create that page. I'm impressed with such an effort.

For those who are not interested in pulling hair's from the gnat's ass, or don't need twelve cups of coffee to get through the day, please read the wiki page and enjoy.

P.S. If there are errors then fix them for crissake and allow the rest of us to smell the roses. Jeez.
Sooo, you're sayin' that you forgot what the internet is like.
 
Old 08-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #15
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Smile

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You folks are weird.
Very likely. Just ask my wife, she will confirm your suspicions.
 
  


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