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View Poll Results: What would you run if Slackware disappeared tomorrow?
FreeBSD 104 16.30%
Solaris 4 0.63%
Ubuntu or a variant 36 5.64%
Another Debian variant 8 1.25%
Debian 88 13.79%
Arch 135 21.16%
Gentoo 44 6.90%
Mac OS 8 1.25%
Windows 9 1.41%
React OS 0 0%
Another UNIX (AIX, HP/UX, etc . . .) 3 0.47%
Another BSD (NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly, etc . . .) 54 8.46%
Another Linux not listed here 125 19.59%
Something else entirely 20 3.13%
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #241
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Based on this reply I think I will have to go to the Slackware store and buy some more swag.

volkerdi++
volkerdi++++ from me too - that was one of the best responses I have ever seen on this forum. Still laughing at that!

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Old 04-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #242
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I remember you. You're the guy who dumped a bunch of RPMs on Slackware and then wondered why it wouldn't work. I suppose using .txzs on Fedora would work better?

Since your reasoning ability is limited, I'll phrase this in a way you might be able to understand: YOU ARE AN ASSHAT.

Thank you, and have a nice day.
Pat,

I started Linux running Slackware in '94 or so. I built ISPs and other businesses on it and it will always have a soft spot in my heart. Here I am over 10 years later. I run Linux as my primary OS and I have you to thank for it. In fact, to thank you, I continue to subscribe to Slackware even though I haven't opened a CD case in years. Thanks for everything. I hope it never ends.
 
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:00 PM   #243
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So, what would it be?

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Of course, I prefer the latter, since I am a control freak and just need to know everything about everything that is going on. I suppose that's what makes me a slacker.

The whole thing just got me thinking, what would I run if I couldn't run Slackware?
FreeBSD

P.S. and of course I hope Slackware will never fade. It has been my dream to learn it thoroughly since 1997 when I bought the Infomagic 6CD Pack with Slackware 3.3, Red Hat and Debian, tried them all, preferred Slackware and continued to fumble with it till today.

(typo edited)

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Old 04-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #244
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I had a very bad experience with FreeBSD. Ports are great and it's a very responsive system, despite their X having more latency than Slack's, but I have yet to find one with less (and yes, I have tried Gentoo and Arch). I just don't like the soft-updates thingy. There was a power shortage and it messed with the file system structure. I know it was probably my ignorance and there was a way to choose auto-fix, but fsck prompted me for each of the hundreds of decisions. After an hour of playing music with y and enter on my keyboard, I rebooted, wiped the partition and started to play with LFS, which has been making me very happy. I'll be staying far from non-journaled file systems for a while.
 
Old 04-16-2011, 03:45 AM   #245
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Yup, the filesystems of *bsds are scary - to top it there are a few live cds that would support the file system - in case you mess up big time and need to chroot to get the system running again. Even retriving data from the system would be difficult.
I would agreee too that I was lazy and did not read the entire manual but fsck did not resolve the issue.
 
Old 04-16-2011, 11:41 AM   #246
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volkerdi,

That was awesome, man!
I am looking forward to buying 13.37 and swag at the store.
 
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:19 PM   #247
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I constantly see this thread and the Slackware 13.37 thread pop to the top. Since Slackware has been in RC status for awhile, would it have been too bad of a joke to play for an April first announcement that Slackware was being discontinued despite ramping up for a new release? Maybe I just have a sick sense of humour.
 
Old 04-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #248
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I did that joke many many years ago at userlocal.com

http://us.generation-nt.com/answer/s...31.html?page=3

Oh yeah I found a thread here too

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tiring-167792/

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Old 04-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #249
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A six-piece banjo band wearing spandex pyjamas? That's enough to give any music lover nightmares.
 
Old 04-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #250
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Yes it was some of my finest work
 
Old 04-18-2011, 09:40 AM   #251
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No spandex pyjamas here.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:53 AM   #252
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Very nice indeed. Thanks for that, brianl, I thoroughly enjoyed Garcia's soulful riffs.
 
Old 04-18-2011, 10:01 AM   #253
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I have to confess, I was never a Deadhead. And when I first installed Slack (10.0), and saw the default hostname, I thought it came from the film: "Dark Star":
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Star_%28film%29
 
Old 04-18-2011, 10:50 AM   #254
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I have to confess, I was never a Deadhead. And when I first installed Slack (10.0), and saw the default hostname, I thought it came from the film: "Dark Star":
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Star_%28film%29
I love my darkstar log-in prompt on my Acer netbook. 13.37 is coming, my friends!
 
Old 04-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #255
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I did that joke many many years ago at userlocal.com
Any reported heart attacks in the news that day? As much as I joked about it... perhaps if it were the first thing I saw on April 1st I might experience some sort of onset of shock.
 
  


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