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Old 04-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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SOS: Save Our Slackware (Interisting Article)


I just read this article. Thought you guys might want to read it too

http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/04/...our-slackware/
 
Old 04-19-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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I just read this article. Thought you guys might want to read it too

http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/04/...our-slackware/
Show's you don't read the LQ news feed much
 
Old 04-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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Oh boy. Lets not go down that road again....this SOS thing has been rehashed to death. Lets not start again. Everyone knows that Purchases and Donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated by the Slackware team.
 
Old 04-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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Show's you don't read the LQ news feed much
I was not awared of that post. I am still new to this site and also new to SlackWare. I will look harder next time.
 
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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I also linked to it in the "website is down" thread.

Anyway, it's back up.

And honestly, I would probably never have known that slackware.com had downtime if I didn't read about it here.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
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hahah totally agreed
i just upgraded to slack 13.37 a week ago (i know it's late ) and still enjoying the taste of slack,,
i came back to the forum at the wrong time
 
Old 04-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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Oh boy. Lets not go down that road again....this SOS thing has been rehashed to death. Lets not start again. Everyone knows that Purchases and Donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated by the Slackware team.
The title is misleading; read to the end of the article. The author gives a rather accurate summary of recent events, and he's certainly not advocating a change in philosophy:

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There is no question that Slackware has fallen on difficult times financially. With fewer and fewer people paying for Slackware subscriptions or buying merchandise, and the increasingly expensive economy we live in, corners will have to be cut somewhere. Right now, one of those corners is the server for Slackware.com. But to take this as a sign that Slackware is dying or that its team is jumping ship is simply rumor mongering.

If you really want to help Slackware, arguing about it online certainly won’t get anywhere. If you’ve ever used Slackware, or ever wanted to, head over to the Slackware Store and spend some money. Whether it’s a few dollars via the “Donate” button, a Slackware t-shirt, or a auto-renewed DVD subscription, the money will go towards supporting the oldest actively maintained GNU/Linux distribution in the world.

The impact Slackware has had on GNU/Linux and its users since it was released in 1993 is absolutely immeasurable, Patrick deserves all the help he can get.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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The title is misleading; read to the end of the article. The author gives a rather accurate summary of recent events, and he's certainly not advocating a change in philosophy:
I did. Before this thread started - here on LQ and elsewhere. My comment was directed at the OP: before you start a thread, search around and see if anyone was already started one. How hard is that?
 
Old 04-21-2012, 02:26 AM   #9
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FWIW I didn't see a link to this anywhere else and so thank OP for posting it, and I thought it was a fair and sympathetic article.

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