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dugan 12-03-2012 07:54 PM

Slackware in name only
 
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/

Quote:

Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at slackware.cs.utah.edu Port 80

TobiSGD 12-03-2012 08:34 PM

I don't get what you want to say with your post.
You have found a Slackware mirror on an American school, actually a nice one, they host Slackware back to version 3.0.

unSpawn 12-03-2012 08:34 PM

Other than providing mirror services for free, what should a "vanity" host name (it's an alias for mirror-vip.cs.utah.edu actually) have to do with the distribution itself? The .com, 'pkg and 'book .org sites don't fly their colors either.

octoberblu3 12-03-2012 08:57 PM

I think dugan was referring to slackware.cs.utah.edu being hosted by an Ubuntu server.

ReaperX7 12-03-2012 10:13 PM

Would you rather it be Ubuntu than Windows Server?

mrclisdue 12-03-2012 10:31 PM

I'm going with it's running Ubuntu Server in a vm, Slackware host. Ya, that's the ticket....

cheers,

muahahaha9001 12-04-2012 12:46 AM

A big organization like that would probably want to simplify it's server deployment. Ubuntu server has no shortage of management utilities for sysadmins. For an IT policymaker, its a no brainer.

kingbeowulf 12-04-2012 01:56 AM

On the other hand, all you can really say is that they are running "something". Output of server / OS configuration can be modified at will.

abesirovic1 12-04-2012 10:54 AM

It's not a competition dugan, it's a collaborative effort.

TobiSGD 12-04-2012 11:22 AM

Not to forget that the same server also hosts CentOS, Gentoo, Knoppix, Suse and Ubuntu mirrors, together with a whole bunch of open source projects.

STDOUBT 12-04-2012 11:35 AM

I saw the title and thought dugans post was going to be a rant about how GConf is now officially part of Slackware.

:runs away giggling maniacally:

mlangdn 12-04-2012 01:38 PM

A mildly funny post that turned into something else. Somebody ought to move this to General.

acummings 12-06-2012 11:39 PM

http://mirrors.tds.net/

There's a big, powerful server (of which I do not know what its O.S. is).

It has slackware in the url to the slackware mirror portion from the overall of what they have.

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Alan.


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