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Old 05-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #376
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And it would be like monk driving a Ferrari.

Slackware site's design is a reflection of its philosophy.
A website's backend/CMS and its visual design are independent of each other. You can redo Slackware's website in almost any CMS and have it look exactly like it did before.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #377
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And where did you find FUD ?
You've implied in two posts that the Slackware developers have no respect for the users, and treat them like cattle.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #378
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A popularity cultist? One of so very many...

"Good-ness" and "popularity" are not related, and often orthogonal, for most purposes!

Slackware is "good" in every sense of that word, within its domain!

Popularity has proven to be, for the most part, "evil" within that same domain!

Slackware is "good" because Pat and other contributors strive to make it "good"!

If they ever strive to make it "popular" they would probably succeed, but it would then be less "good".
No I'm not.
And I totally aggree with the relationship. So, you suggest to allow popular trash gain even more popularity and sideline a good thing ? I heard OS/2 was not that bad. But MS just put more effort in 'popularity' of its product. And so we now have what we have.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #379
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I heard OS/2 was not that bad.
As a former OS/2 user, let me tell you very authoritatively that you heard wrong.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #380
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No I'm not.
And I totally aggree with the relationship. So, you suggest to allow popular trash gain even more popularity and sideline a good thing ? I heard OS/2 was not that bad. But MS just put more effort in 'popularity' of its product. And so we now have what we have.
I see no point in trying to parse that...

Like feeding the monkey at the zoo - I am fresh out of peanuts...
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #381
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You've implied in two posts that the Slackware developers have no respect for the users, and treat them like cattle.
Oh yeah, indeed, maybe I should be more diplomatic and say that they simply ignore them. You can't refute that.
By the way, if you live long enough you should remember similar remarks from many users even 10-12 years ago.
Unfortunately, this is yet another feature of slackware community. I've learned to live with that though ...
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #382
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While I do no participate in any fud spreaded here, but since the discussion is up...

I have 2 Proliant G4 to donate here. I can't reach the man himself, nor the sub-men and I guess it would be too expensive so ship them to US. But although, I have them here around, I am willing to pay some $ for shipping, if only one could help me where they are needed? even for other projects I am willing to donate them, but we will have to discuss shipping.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #383
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I have 2 Proliant G4 to donate here. I can't reach the man himself.
Email him. Log into any installation as root, and read the email you got. His email address is there.
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #384
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As a former OS/2 user, let me tell you very authoritatively that you heard wrong.
Mybe I'm wrong. I didn't have enough personal experience with OS/2 to judge.
"OS/2's improved reliability and other unique features weren't enough to establish OS/2 as a desktop platform .. While IBM struggled to keep OS/2 alive as a consumer product, its efforts were too little and too late. OS/2 ended up being widely used where reliability mattered, primarily in ATMs and telephone PBX and voicemail systems, but it was eventually abandoned by IBM as well.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #385
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Email him. Log into any installation as root, and read the email you got. His email address is there.


well of course I don't have an old installation around, could you please pm me the address? I think I tried it out already, but I get a server error back here.. maybe it's wrong but tell me again so I am sure
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #386
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could you please pm me the address?
Your profile is set to not accept PMs. I've emailed the information to you.
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #387
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well of course I don't have an old installation around, could you please pm me the address? I think I tried it out already, but I get a server error back here.. maybe it's wrong but tell me again so I am sure
It's there on root email for NEW installations also. Of course there is the catch22 issue of the email address being located at slackware.com (if its the same server).
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #388
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A website's backend/CMS and its visual design are independent of each other. You can redo Slackware's website in almost any CMS and have it look exactly like it did before.
And it would be like a truck carrying a donut.

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It's there on root email for NEW installations also. Of course there is the catch22 issue of the email address being located at slackware.com (if its the same server).
It works.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #389
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And it would be like a truck carrying a donut.
You know, you're being a real jerk. Just thought I should point that out in case you weren't aware of it already.
 
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