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Old 04-01-2019, 03:49 AM   #1
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Happy April Fool's Day


https://www.devuan.org/

You may write any prank you're aware of

thx
 
Old 04-01-2019, 05:34 AM   #2
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Not funny.

Devuan is a decent operating system, I run it on my main laptop. It's up and coming: ASCII is stable and Beowulf looks promising. But some still do not take them seriously - and this doesn't help. At this point it can only damage their reputation. It's the kind of thing they could do a few years down the line, but not when they're trying to establish themselves.

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Old 04-01-2019, 05:51 AM   #3
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https://www.devuan.org/

You may write any prank you're aware of

thx
Puppy Linux.

A prank? I was once living at a boarding house, and basically I said jokingly to one of the guys there, that we should type up a letter supposedly from the landlord saying the place is going to be bulldozed, and show it to one of the other guys living there. But the first guy I suggested it to wasn't joking about it... so we did, then showed it to one of the guys there, who believed it, then showed it to everyone else, who also believed it. They even rung the landlord about it, thinking it was true, so "what's this about the place being bulldozed???!". The poor landlord...

(it wasn't April fool's day from memory tho)
 
Old 04-01-2019, 06:19 AM   #4
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Quote from devuan.org:
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BOTH 7779847 AND 1554080659 ARE PRIME NUMBERS
Is the comment about the prime numbers at the end some kind of inside joke that I do not get?
 
Old 04-01-2019, 06:39 AM   #5
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Puppy Linux.
Just found this:

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Originally Posted by http://biebian.sourceforge.net/
It may be Justin Bieber Linux (also called Biebian), but it still beats Windows and Mac. Biebian is not based off Debian or Ubuntu. It is based off Puppy Lucid 525, and that is part of the joke.
Download it today!

And this:

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Originally Posted by https://www.techradar.com/au/news/13-weird-and-wonderful-niche-linux-distros-of-2017
They include one distro which is the official, sanctioned OS of North Korea, no less, and an OS which is so light it will run on a PC from the mid-80s.

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Old 04-01-2019, 03:05 PM   #6
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There's a recent thread about the computer turning on by mouse. I thought he meant a mouse walked over and pushed the power button. Ha!
 
Old 04-01-2019, 05:13 PM   #7
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Not funny.

Devuan is a decent operating system, I run it on my main laptop. It's up and coming: ASCII is stable and Beowulf looks promising. But some still do not take them seriously - and this doesn't help. At this point it can only damage their reputation. It's the kind of thing they could do a few years down the line, but not when they're trying to establish themselves.
Completely agree, this is what I posted over on their forum:
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"Completely unprofessional and amateurish.

If this was going to be done, the dev's could have posted a message about how systemd is now completely unavoidable so starting with Devuan 3.0 init will be systemd....or announce that Lennart just joined as one of the dev's or that he is one of the VUA etc.... but the manner that this joke was handled is the same sophomoric behavior that has ruined projects/companies in the past.

Whoever decided this was a good idea should step down, because that persons' trust is now lost."
Ref: https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/messag...7f06a7.en.html

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Old 04-02-2019, 03:59 AM   #8
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:20 AM   #9
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Quote from devuan.org:
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BOTH 7779847 AND 1554080659 ARE PRIME NUMBERS
Is the comment about the prime numbers at the end some kind of inside joke that I do not get?
Try

Code:
date -u -d @7779847
date -u -d @1554080659
 
Old 04-02-2019, 05:23 AM   #10
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Nice one Turbo, 1970 and 2019. I wonder how they are going to fix the "time problem" with time_t, the clock is ticking...
 
Old 04-02-2019, 05:33 AM   #11
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Nice one Turbo, 1970 and 2019. I wonder how they are going to fix the "time problem" with time_t, the clock is ticking...
OpenBSD has moved to 64-bit time already but we're running out of time for GNU/Linux and the other Linuxes.

I know many people talk about 2038 being 19 years away, but embedded devices have long lifespans and some never, ever get updated even if they are models that do have that capabilitiy. So it is already much later than most people think. For embedded devices which have a deployment life of 20 to 25 years, that ship has already sailed. Even for short-lived devices, intended to last 10 years on the job, we have only until 2028, which is coming up soon, and 2023 for 15-year devices is just around the corner.

I liked the Devuan gopher mirror yesterday but figure the context of a fake security breach was probably a little too serious to be enjoyable.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 06:07 AM   #12
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For those looking at this after April 1st, see https://devuan.org/pwned.html
 
  


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