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Old 04-01-2013, 04:58 AM   #1
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Talking 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.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 05:06 AM   #2
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Hmm, what date is it today?

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:09 AM   #3
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Smile

That sounds good.
Maybe we'll get officially supported automatic dependency resolution and fixed release cycle, too, finally!
 
Old 04-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
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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
 
Old 04-01-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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Cool... wonder if it will it be called Ubuware or Slackuntu?
 
Old 04-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #6
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Slubuntu
 
Old 04-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #7
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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.

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

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #8
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I was looking forward to Mr Shuttleworth showing Mr Volkerding how to put a proper distro together.
lol... now that would be quite the joke!
 
Old 04-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #9
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Slubuntu
Sounds good... or maybe Slackubu!
 
Old 04-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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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.

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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Oh Boy, Praise Bob with an African flair!
 
Old 04-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #13
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this one wasn't bad too.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #14
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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.
 
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
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What about this one and this one ?
 
  


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