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ottavio 04-01-2013 04:58 AM

Slackware to merge with Ubuntu?
 
Just seen the shocking news on Slashdot that Pat has been hired by Canonical.

Now what's going to happen with the mirrors? How will I 'apt-get update all' on 'current'? Will I have to replace bash with Unity? Do I have to change my locale to Afrikaans?

Any help appreciated.

evo2 04-01-2013 05:06 AM

Hmm, what date is it today?

Evo2.

Buumi 04-01-2013 05:09 AM

That sounds good.
Maybe we'll get officially supported automatic dependency resolution and fixed release cycle, too, finally! :)

tuxbg 04-01-2013 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ottavio (Post 4922605)
Just seen the shocking news on Slashdot that Pat has been hired by Canonical.

Now what's going to happen with the mirrors? How will I 'apt-get update all' on 'current'? Will I have to replace bash with Unity? Do I have to change my locale to Afrikaans?

Any help appreciated.

Give me the link :)

ozar 04-01-2013 07:40 AM

Cool... wonder if it will it be called Ubuware or Slackuntu?

manu-tm 04-01-2013 08:18 AM

Slubuntu ;)

brianL 04-01-2013 08:20 AM

Well, I'm shocked and disappointed that it was an April Fool's joke. I was looking forward to Mr Shuttleworth showing Mr Volkerding how to put a proper distro together. :cry:

P.S.
I'm so traumatized I might go and buy Windows 8.

ozar 04-01-2013 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4922730)
I was looking forward to Mr Shuttleworth showing Mr Volkerding how to put a proper distro together. :cry:

lol... now that would be quite the joke! :)

ozar 04-01-2013 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manu-tm (Post 4922727)
Slubuntu ;)

Sounds good... or maybe Slackubu!

dugan 04-01-2013 09:46 AM

That was better than Slashdot's actual April Fools headline:

Linus Torvalds To Head Windows 9 Project

Also, while an obvious portmanteau name would be Slackbuntu, I would expect the name to be derived from a new philosphy that combines the Ubuntu philosophy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(philosophy)) with, uh, whatever philosophy Slackware is named after.

hitest 04-01-2013 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4922730)
I'm so traumatized I might go and buy Windows 8.

Ye Gods, man! Don't do anything rash. I suggest that you first sip a nice cold malt beverage and embrace your inner slack. ;)

gnashley 04-01-2013 11:29 AM

Oh Boy, Praise Bob with an African flair!

ponce 04-01-2013 11:33 AM

this one wasn't bad too.

fskmh 04-01-2013 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by ponce (Post 4922860)
this one wasn't bad too.

On any other day that one would've had me going for a few paragraphs. He really had to crank up the hyperbole in the last three paragraphs to ensure that people would check the date.

manu-tm 04-01-2013 12:01 PM

What about this one and this one ?


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