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Old 02-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #31
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And believe me, I have used a community based distro (Debian) in a professional environment, and I don't want that experience again.

<note: personal opinion follows>
For me, in a professional environment, where you need to have reliable servers, either get one of the "Enterprise" editions (RHEL, Suse) with a support contract, or (if you don't have the budget), use something very stable like Slackware (my preference of course) with a community of very helpful people.
</personal opinion>

I agree COMPLETELY!

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:27 PM   #32
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Since Patrick is a big Deadhead (as I am myself), I am pretty sure it refers to the well-known Grateful Dead song "Dark star".

Then it's justified more than ever to say:

Slackware ROCKS!

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #33
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Yep, no problem. I was simply trying to remind people that despite our excellent community surrounding Slackware and the fact that many of the developers frequent these boards and interact with us, Slackware is still a private commercial project and we shouldn't expect access to the Work In Progress in quite the same was as one might get with something truly community based like 'debian unstable'.

Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting that there is anything 'wrong' about this.
Ok, just making sure I understand.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 08:04 AM   #34
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I had hoped that's where the name came from! I'm a huge Deadhead also, and always had my suspicions about it. Thanks for the confirmation.

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:30 PM   #35
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Cool But what does Darkstar Do?

But what does Darkstar do? In the song, doesn't it crash? Why name a computer after something that crashes?

I propose we hereby communicate to Pat and to the other maintainers who frequent this forum our desire for a new default hostname based on something that won't crash, and, staying within the spirit of grateful dead lyrics, suggest that the new slackware default hostname be:

ripple!

And why we are at it, we could take the "k" out of slackware, since it wouldn't change the pronunciation to just spell it slacware: we are all typing an extra letter for nothing, and thus the name itself contains bloat, contrary to the principles of slac!

Would this make a good candidate for a new poll at lq?
 
Old 02-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #36
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I propose we hereby communicate to Pat and to the other maintainers who frequent this forum our desire for a new default hostname based on something that won't crash, and, staying within the spirit of grateful dead lyrics, suggest that the new slackware default hostname be:

ripple!
Darkstar is a cool hostname. Are you serious.....ripple?
 
Old 02-24-2010, 09:46 PM   #37
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Great song. Bad hostname.
 
Old 02-25-2010, 08:18 AM   #38
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I've always been tempted (but usually forget) to name my desktop "Franklin's-Tower".
 
Old 02-25-2010, 11:21 AM   #39
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I've always been tempted (but usually forget) to name my desktop "Franklin's-Tower".
That's a lot funnier if your name is 'Franklin' (is it?)
 
Old 02-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #40
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True, but just having my conky read: scott@Franklins-Tower would be worth it.

Edit: BTW, your sig is one of my favorite songs.

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:05 PM   #41
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There is a lot of activity... but it is all going on behind the scenes. Some of the updates are pretty invasive...
When you have a moment would you please be kind enough to explain what you mean by "invasive"?
Many Thanks.
 
Old 02-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #42
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Darkstar is a cool hostname. Are you serious.....ripple?
I don't know the song, but "Ripple" was the brand name of a low end kerosene disguised as wine.
Here is a reference:

"Ripple was an inexpensive fortified wine also produced by E & J Gallo Winery[3] that was popular in the United States, particularly in the 1970s. Due to its high alcohol content and low price, it had a reputation as a drink for alcoholics and the destitute. It was popular among young drinkers, both underage and college students. Ripple was mentioned often as being Fred Sanford's alcoholic beverage of choice on the 1970s TV show Sanford and Son (starring Redd Foxx), who once referred to it as "The national wine of Watts".[4] It is no longer produced...."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-end_fortified_wine

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:22 PM   #43
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I don't know the song, but "Ripple" was brand name of some low end kerosene disguised as wine.
Here is a reference:

"Ripple was an inexpensive fortified wine also produced by E & J Gallo Winery[3] that was popular in the United States, particularly in the 1970s. Due to its high alcohol content and low price, it had a reputation as a drink for alcoholics and the destitute. It was popular among young drinkers, both underage and college students. Ripple was mentioned often as being Fred Sanford's alcoholic beverage of choice on the 1970s TV show Sanford and Son (starring Redd Foxx), who once referred to it as "The national wine of Watts".[4] It is no longer produced...."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-end_fortified_wine
Heh-heh. Thanks for the link. Yes. I've heard about ripple, the low-end alcoholic beverage.
I really do like the Darkstar host name, I think it fits Slackware.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 08:55 AM   #44
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Heh-heh. Thanks for the link. Yes. I've heard about ripple, the low-end alcoholic beverage.
I really do like the Darkstar host name, I think it fits Slackware.
I had thought it must have had something to do with a Space adventure like "Star Wars" and was surprised to learn it was named after a song.

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Old 02-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #45
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There was a movie call Dark Star years back. Very good film. Maybe that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
Yeah, great movie. I'm a little disappointed to learn that the default hostname isn't named after the movie.

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