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Old 06-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by beowulf999 View Post
Still too true. There is still quite a bit of hardware that will work, IF you can find drivers, IF you can configure the drivers, etc....
Or if the drivers even have source code. Sometimes they only release distro-specific binary drivers.
Old 06-28-2011, 10:47 AM   #32
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Happy birthday LQ!!
Old 06-28-2011, 10:48 AM   #33
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Happy birthday, LQ. Thanks for this great site, Jeremy.

Umm, and I'd like to extend my thanks to the mods as well. You do a fine job to keep things shipshape.

You know, the most astonishing thing here is IMHO, that LQ always was and stayed a friendly site. Sure, one gets the occasional rude remark or flame, but over all LQ is some sort or safe heaven in this respect -- where all the linux-kids come playing without the adults having to worry about them learning bad manners . Refreshing and restorative. I really appreciate that.

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:31 AM   #34
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Actually, I do have one suggestion. How about the date/time that the original thread was posted in the thread/thread starter column?
Old 06-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #36
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Happy birthday, LQ. Thanks for this great site, Jeremy. It wasn't long before I found it and joined. Keep up the good work!
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Wow no idea this site was quite that old ... Congratulations on a decade +!!

There is a variety of subjects in the forums (newbie,general,hard/soft ware, laptops, distribution specific,mobile,news,etc.) and though users have the option to blog, I think that blogs are viewed less then the forums, so having topics that fit their needs seems vital.

Maybe some kind of Technical build/theory thread could be useful? Where people could talk about computers they have built from scratch, What they would like to see in a machine, how they would like to see major companies change their designs, or write detailed rants about how they feel about certain aspects of how technology overall is assembled.

I feel a large part of why people buy and/or use something, is the way it is presented. People like shiny colors, bells and whistles, and flashy buttons ... Why not have a section where the main topic of discussion is what catches the eye in that new gadget, What an individual personally wants from what they have, and how to get beauty and function to meld together.

Now I understand that this site is called "Linuxquestions", and what I have presented seems to be a matter of opinion which is subjective and doesn't leave much room for a Q&A format, but I'm sure there are more then a few people here who have assembled a custom machine, and had to make it linux friendly as well as "pretty". And there are plenty of people, I am sure, searching for that same thing on search engines world wide. There are tons of topics to help with the linux distros themselves, But what about the machines that run them?

I understand the need to keep the boards uncluttered and not create a topic for every little thing, But I see hardly see any where to post about building, or designs of current equipment which for some is a large part of their computer usage. I do not see this as a 'necessity', but do think it is a facet that is not much explored on LQ. It could expand the amount members (granted it'd be slight) and expand on LQ's repotoir. Of course most of this is opinion; I think this type of topic would fit nicely on the forums, and open a new kind of questions and communication that could benefit the board.

Thanks for reading, and *|Raises glass|* here's to 12!
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Happy birthday! I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful community, thanks everyone! I really love LQ!
Old 06-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #39
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Happy Birthday Linux Questions!!!

Its feels great to be part of such a huge forum!!!

Its the only site where you get the right solution and (at times )at right time; if asked in right manner and direction!!!
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A belated Happy Birthday to you! Congratulations on such a fine forum. It's nice to find a unified resource such as this which is streets ahead of anything related to Commercial Os forums (I think you all know where this is coming from) and something where actual hands-on experience is the backbone of the support, as opposed to the de-facto one-size-fits-all approach that often due to real world constraints never works as advertised.
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Congratulations on the 11 years! As having only just joined a few days ago I look forward to being a part of the forum over the year(s) to come
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Happy B-Day LQ this is the best linux site that help to the person need to learn a lot about linux system
Old 06-29-2011, 08:35 AM   #43
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Happy Birthday LQ!

Yeah I have an idea: how about a "video tutorials" section where people might be able to post, well, video tutorials?

And, maybe, there could be an LQ reporitory, somehow distribution neutral, where packages might be maintained by users? Just a thought..
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maybe, there could be an LQ reporitory, somehow distribution neutral
The only way I see this working is if users only uploaded source tarballs. I suppose another way (to enable binary uploads) might be to split it up into sections for each major package management system (e.g. deb [Debian, Ubuntu, Mint], rpm [Fedora, CentOS, Mandriva/Mageia], etc.), but then again, I suppose this would kinda break the whole purpose of the different distros having their own repos anyway.

I do like the video tut section idea, though.
Old 06-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #45
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The single best source of Linux help on the interwub by far, and the best
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You're done an excellent job, Jeremy! Thanks a 4,382,316 and counting!


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