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Old 06-28-2018, 07:22 AM   #16
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LQ is of legal age !

Congratulations LQ! I think the page is very good, one of the best for finding answers about GNU-linux and BSD for novices like me. One suggestion: perhaps the revisions of the distributions can be improved, since there are many that are missing such as Trisquel, Dragora, Parabola (supported by the FSF) as well as those based on BSD (FreeBSD, dragonfly, openBSD, GhostBSD)
Old 06-28-2018, 07:41 AM   #17
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I'd like to suggest to moderator to create a Devuan sub-forum in Linux Distributions.
It is necessary because Devuan is "deb", but it is not Debian.
Old 06-28-2018, 07:46 AM   #18
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:14 AM   #19
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A list of things that LQ could now do if it were British:

In general, life starts (officially) becoming a bit more fun.
Old 06-28-2018, 08:17 AM   #20
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Thumbs up Happy 18th!!

Most of the time it's where I'll look for information or for questions, and I usually find it. I wish you a lot more birthdays and thanks to everybody participating and especially those that take care of the site. THANKS
Old 06-28-2018, 08:28 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by goldennuggets View Post
If the person you're helping doesn't really care, that's okay, someone else coming up later might find it very useful.
That is so true. The number of people that benefit from a thread, is a large multiple of the number of people posting on the thread. We want to always keep in mind that what we post is not only for the benefit of those posting on the thread, but also for the large multitude that will also be reading the threads.

I see a lot of people post on the internet a question, figure out the solution to their question, even if it does not get answered by someone on that thread, but never posting back what they learned about how to fix the issue that they were having. So we want to continue to encourage people to post the solution when found so that everyone else reading the thread can benefit.

Wayne Sallee

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Old 06-28-2018, 09:43 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 View Post
So I don't understand comments like "Still a bit of arrogance in the posts at times. Pride is a very ugly trait.". As I personally DO like to take pride in what I do, as if I don't take any pride in what I do, it does beg the question in my mind: why am I doing it if I take no pride in it? I don't believe that's the same thing as "arrogance", I'm sorry and WITH all respect.
I'm pretty sure the reference is to certain people who find it difficult to cope patiently with clueless noobs that won't do their own homework. I'm thinking of TBone in particular. Now, to do him justice, I've never known him to flame anyone who didn't deserve it. The question is, should we flame even people who are clearly asking for it? When I was younger, I tried always to be polite to newbies, because in those days (around the turn of the century), Linux users had a bad reputation for arrogance. But now that I'm getting old, I find it more and more difficult to keep from snapping sarcastically at some of the worst offenders.

Different fora had different policies on this. Ubuntu Forums was always heavily moderated and everyone was supposed to be nice all the time to newbies, but the result was that a lot of people never seemed to learn anything. Debian Forums (which I briefly patronised) was much more abrasive, but not abrasive enough for some old timers, who forked off the Debian Users Forum, where they could say whatever they felt like saying. I think Jeremy keeps a pretty good balance here between too much sarcasm and too much indulgence of stupidity.
Old 06-28-2018, 10:32 AM   #23
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I am new in linux one a greath idea for me is the ubuntu one distro how have more distros the odeia to turn all apps in a download like a store and easy to install. Become more easy to me I use windows and four distros linux ubuntu fedora mint and chrome os and I understanding all but to make a help is a possibility to make a help page of search in the system for example I want to install a program how are not in the store I use snap but if the program are not in the two references i say a help search for that is to use an ideas for the user beginning I.A.
Old 06-28-2018, 10:44 AM   #24
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Thumbs up New member

I am new to LQ and Linux. Thanks for all the geat tips and solutions.

Old 06-28-2018, 10:55 AM   #25
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I can't even use the forum properly, never mind Linux - used (rarely) when macOS High Sierra can't do the software e.g. Xilinx and when I want Scilab on the same VirtualBox but can't really stomach using Windows. One of my issues is when I do certain things e.g. get Scilab working on Fedora 28 and/or Ubuntu but then, at a later date have forgotten how I solved issues {pretty much have Xilinx (& Vivado) operation cracked now}. So my suggestion is a fixed resource for new starters that can be easily found and containing 'Keep It Short & Simple' newbie starting blocks, such as the examples I've mentioned plus fundamental items like running a program in this way "./scilab" use of chown, editing custom.conf to disable use of 'wayland' (to print flickering on an iMac) use of chmod when necessary, sudo distinctions between the distributions I've mentioned. particularly with regard to Fedora 28 e.g. sudo 'passwd' etc. A very clear and simple explanation of symbolic links - at some point and so on and so forth!
Old 06-28-2018, 11:02 AM   #26
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I really love LQ!
I do have to say, though... the LQ website would look more inviting to newcomers if it had a (reasonably) modern redesign. It really shows its age, and to newcomers would probably look borderline obsolete (even though it isn't).

Good job, Jeremy! Keep it up!
Old 06-28-2018, 11:07 AM   #27
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An exceptional site and I have yet to leave the site without an answer. Thanks Jeremy and press on I am sure we will find other things to test your skills....!!
Old 06-28-2018, 11:30 AM   #28
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I have been lucky enough to work with Linux in a commercial environment since before it was acceptable to do so. I helped test out the IBM ServeRAID drivers on the early Netfinity servers under Red Hat before there was an Enterprise version.

I have yet to ask a question on Linux Questions as I always found an answer to the questions I had.

Thanks for being a stable and reliable source of information for so may years!

Old 06-28-2018, 11:34 AM   #29
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Happy Anniversary LQ!
Old 06-28-2018, 12:03 PM   #30
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Yes, this place is a good place

I enjoy spending time here unlike some other sites. Keep up the good work. I also want to thank all the people that has helped me.



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