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dugan 12-02-2012 10:56 AM

Ryan Gordon is no longer one of us
 
http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/771

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Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

Currently: Ubuntu. It just works, and I don't have to think about it much.
I used to be a Slackware fanboy back in the early 90's, though, does that count?

hitest 12-02-2012 11:30 AM

dugan,

He may wander home at some point. Once you Slack....
What distro are you running, dugan? You don't list a distro here on LQ. Just curious. :)
I do try a lot of OSs mostly in VMs from time to time. Slackware forever, man.

dugan 12-02-2012 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by hitest (Post 4841274)
dugan,

What distro are you running, dugan? You don't list a distro here on LQ. Just curious. :)
I do try a lot of OSs mostly in VMs from time to time. Slackware forever, man.

These days? Slackware.

I regularly go through long periods of using other distros though.

hitest 12-02-2012 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4841280)
These days? Slackware.

I regularly go through long periods of using other distros though.

I ran Debian-testing on my Acer Aspire One netbook for about a month. It is nice to be running Slackware again on the unit.
I also on occasion run the BSDs from time to time.

andrew.46 12-02-2012 03:05 PM

That post has made my day, I see Ryan Gordon and I have at least one thing in common: one of his top 5 games is Descent :). Anybody interested in becoming one of the cool gamers has only to look at d2x-rebirth on SBo...

k3lt01 12-03-2012 02:02 AM

Heaven forbid a Linux user chooses to excercise his right to freedom of choice :rolleyes:

rg3 12-03-2012 02:23 AM

He mentions iodoom3 is not progressing at a proper pace, which is true. I recently blogged about id source ports and came to the conclussion your best bet is dhewm3 if you want to play Doom 3 on Linux. It builds on 64-bit (no multilib needed) and works great in general.

Okie 12-05-2012 06:24 PM

UGH! ubuntu = yuck!, I would rather use just plain old Debian stable (squeeze for now, wheezy soon) if I was to use anything other than Slackware, ubuntu is just too weird of a bastard child of debian anyway, remember when you were a kid in school and there was that one hyper-active kid that would not be quiet & sit still and and got poor grades and was in danger of flunking out of school? thats what ubuntu reminds me of,

ReaperX7 12-05-2012 11:57 PM

Yeah Ubuntu is just bad all around. Slackware is like the old parable, "Teach a man to fish..." to which you can't beat it.

DrCR 12-08-2012 10:40 PM

My first distro was Slackware, and while it took study, I loved the simplicity. I've used Vector for many years now though, basically it was Slackware desktopized, I enjoyed being introduced to new apps from their SOHO version, and the Vector team does a great job at still keeping things lean and fast.

Just recently though, I came across comments about skopkg when I glanced though Distrowatch's Slackware14 review. I was both intrigued and in a rare OS-related adventurous mood, so I installed Slackware and played around with sbopkg and Queuefiles. Now I think I'm hooked. I love the power of Arch's pacman, but there's just something about Arch that never feels like home. Now it seems Slackware14 has me sufficiently hooked to bother migrating off of my 2.5 year old Vector 6 SOHO install.

Yeah, Slackware forever.

Now if Vector ever decided to drop slapt-get et al and fully embrace skopkg... :D

Mobile1 12-09-2012 11:44 AM

An interesting story on Ubuntu:

President of the Free Software Foundation unleashes Old Testament wrath on Ubuntu Linux “spyware”

cwizardone 12-09-2012 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4841257)
Ryan Gordon is no longer one of us

Guess we'll have to change the secret handshake? :p
:D

tallship 12-10-2012 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Mobile1 (Post 4845747)

LMAO! RMS (himself even more of a bonehead than Shuttleworth) in a Darwin'esque bust shot pose LOL!

cwizardone 12-10-2012 10:37 AM

Stallman is correct. If Shuttleworth cannot see what he is doing is a violation of the users' privacy, he has to be so morally corrupt he doesn't know right from wrong. Money, maybe not now, but later, is the only motivation. Sooner or later he will start selling that data to others who are as morally bankrupt as himself.


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