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Old 01-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Caitlyn Martin: SLACKWARE IS FAST!!!!


This article makes Slackware out to be a performance model:

http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/03...ferent-di.html

Not new, but new to me.

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Old 01-30-2010, 12:26 AM   #2
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Caitlyn Martin's reviews are annoying imo.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 01:59 AM   #3
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That's a more favourable review than she gave 12.1 some time ago - perhaps she didn't like the backlash ?

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:41 AM   #4
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Just wait until she tries Slackware64-current, the apparent speed boost from the newer kernel with leave her speechless.

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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"leave her speechless" -this is sounding better all the time...
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:56 AM   #6
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Yes, more favourable than her usual anti-Slackware rants...sorry, reviews.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:10 AM   #7
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What do you expect from a woman, amirite?

On a serious note, why does this even matter? Why did she even write that article? I guess some people dislike having real jobs.
 
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:10 AM   #8
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Caitlyn Martin's reviews seem fine to me. She expresses her opinions based on using slackware, they aren't always the same as mine - no problem.

Frankly, at times I'm a bit embarrassed at the reaction to her in this otherwise superb forum, particularly when she's on the receiving end of very poor jokes (at least I hope they are jokes). This thread has already got one such example.
 
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:31 AM   #9
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It's true the joke (especially by carbonfiber) is uncalled for, but she is not popular around here because of her usual negative reviews/rants of Slackware.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 05:06 AM   #10
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mcnalu: Frankly, at times I'm a bit embarrassed of the lack of bollux of various individuals on this forum. Her reviews seem fine to you? They seem rubbish to me. In fact, most reviews seem rubbish to me. She has no problems expressing her opinions, why would I have a problem expressing my opinion regarding her rubbish articles?

Recently there were a lot of long and boring articles/blog posts/threads/whatever concerning the way women are treated in the FOSS universe. Which only makes what I've said that more offensive. It's so offensive that it should've been obvious it's a joke.

mcnalu: I'm sure you have plenty of defects to be embarassed of, no need to feel embarassed because of what a complete stranger says on the internets. To be more direct: society doesn't need nor want you to be embarassed because of me mate. Cheers.

H_TeXMeX_H: I don't use Slackware, so one could argue that my opinion of her articles is somewhat more objective than the opinions of Slackware users.

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:37 AM   #11
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You know in Sparta women fought alongside men, in fact, many times there were even more fearsome in combat.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 06:04 AM   #12
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You know in Sparta women fought alongside men, in fact, many times there were even more fearsome in combat.
That's because the men were too busy fancying each other.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 06:08 AM   #13
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Ahh, the balance of the Universe is restored once again. I knew it must have been a mistake::
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I also stated clearly that I don't think Slackware is appropriate for the enterprise. I also didn't claim that Slackware was the fastest distro, rather that some of its derivatives are. Zenwalk is i686 optimized and so is Vector Linux. Is Slackware faster than RHEL? On 64-bit hardware it certainly is not. On other hardware it depends on the configuration. I have never claimed otherwise.
From reading the comments on her article, I see her attitude towards people who care to take the time to reply hasn't improved any since the last time. It's this rather than her articles that I find most objectionable about her postings.

In that same comment she also criticises some poor debian fan who posted a comment saying that he finds 'debian to be fast' for not providing any benchmarks to support his comment, yet her article is completely void of the same for the claims she makes about her beloved 'Vector' and 'Zenwalk'.


Anyway, to sum up her article, she somehow managed to fill a whole page, simply saying "Linux distros that don't use SELinux are faster than ones that do. And PAM may also have an overhead"

Personally, I'm not convinced about PAM making any noticeable impact unless you've got some weird application that is constantly doing authentication lookups, and in which case it should probably be redesigned. SELinux slowing things down is pretty obvious and really shouldn't need to be pointed out.


This will be the last page-hit she gets out of me, unless it's by accident.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 06:24 AM   #14
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I don't use Slackware, so one could argue that my opinion of her articles is somewhat more objective than the opinions of Slackware users.
Thats no excuse. You might also be part of the OpenSuse community.
AFAIK they are not very fond of her either.
 
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She's a Vector developer, so her opinions are probably not very objective.
 
  


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