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View Poll Results: What would you run if Slackware disappeared tomorrow?
FreeBSD 100 16.81%
Solaris 3 0.50%
Ubuntu or a variant 36 6.05%
Another Debian variant 6 1.01%
Debian 82 13.78%
Arch 131 22.02%
Gentoo 41 6.89%
Mac OS 8 1.34%
Windows 9 1.51%
React OS 0 0%
Another UNIX (AIX, HP/UX, etc . . .) 3 0.50%
Another BSD (NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly, etc . . .) 41 6.89%
Another Linux not listed here 117 19.66%
Something else entirely 18 3.03%
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:56 PM   #346
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Not necessarily a bad thing? Besides, there are many aspects of the BSDs that are years ahead of Linux. ZFS, Hammer, jails, ports and pkgsrc, security, veriexec, documentation.
Very true. Server side the BSDs are light years ahead in some scenarios. I suppose if I had installed TrueOS instead of FreeBSD some of the cons would be gone as well. I have a spare hard disk that I am planning on using to keep a long term FreeBSD installation on to play with during down time. On one point I 100% agree, the documentation is amazing for FreeBSD.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:17 AM   #347
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While it may be showed that the probability that Slackware disappears tomorrow increases each day, it is nice to see that it is still around.

Enjoy it while it lasts!
 
Old 10-11-2018, 03:13 AM   #348
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While it may be showed that the probability that Slackware disappears tomorrow increases each day
Can you explain how that would show? I call [removed].
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:44 AM   #349
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While it may be showed that the probability that Slackware disappears tomorrow increases each day
Really, by how much? And where is your evidence? Both 14.2 and -current receive regular updates. In fact git was updated just today in 14.2. A browse through both changelogs will show you that Slackware is still very much maintained. Not only this, but the core team members post regularly, daily in fact, on this forum. And Slackware still supports 32bit whereas many distros have abandoned it.

So please don't start spreading rumours which are both totally without foundation and untrue.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:17 AM   #350
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IRBS is another option -- I'd Rather Be Sailing.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 06:34 AM   #351
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Can you explain how that would show? I call bullshit.
Maybe he means because humanity will go extinct at some point in time, and Slackware will disappear by then or earlier, each day that passes means there are fewer until Slackware disappears, and therefore there is a higher probability of it disappearing as each day passes. Of course, the same logic could be applied to anything.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:44 AM   #352
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Maybe he means because humanity will go extinct at some point in time, and Slackware will disappear by then or earlier, each day that passes means there are fewer until Slackware disappears, and therefore there is a higher probability of it disappearing as each day passes. Of course, the same logic could be applied to anything.
Seeing as I follow Hinduism, I believe in reincarnation and the never-ending cycle of creation. Therefore Slackware will always exist.

EDIT: 666th post!

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Old 10-11-2018, 07:31 AM   #353
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Seeing as I follow Hinduism, I believe in reincarnation and the never-ending cycle of creation. Therefore Slackware will always exist.

EDIT: 666th post!
ouroboros was my hostname for a long time Currently, it's set to darkstar because I'm off the Slackware ATM, so a homage is in order
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:49 AM   #354
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what would I run? A marathon.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 04:34 PM   #355
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Really, by how much? And where is your evidence? Both 14.2 and -current receive regular updates. In fact git was updated just today in 14.2. A browse through both changelogs will show you that Slackware is still very much maintained. Not only this, but the core team members post regularly, daily in fact, on this forum. And Slackware still supports 32bit whereas many distros have abandoned it.

So please don't start spreading rumours which are both totally without foundation and untrue.
His evidence is probably the lack of that non init/all consuming init...slithering pottering. Crazy.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:35 PM   #356
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Seeing as I follow Hinduism, I believe in reincarnation and the never-ending cycle of creation. Therefore Slackware will always exist.

EDIT: 666th post!
congrats on your namesake post.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:48 PM   #357
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While it may be showed that the probability that Slackware disappears tomorrow increases each day, it is nice to see that it is still around.

Enjoy it while it lasts!
Please put more effort into your trolling.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 10:06 PM   #358
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Nifty thread! Thanks for necromancing it :-)

I'd join forces with khronosschoty or enorbet or anyone else who wants to conspire (and hopefully convince them we could all work together) and try to create something as much like Slackware as best we could, and use that.

If I had to choose an existing distribution, perhaps Devuan or NetBSD (since I have NetBSD-using friends to help me through any wrinkles).

Last edited by ttk; 10-11-2018 at 10:14 PM.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:46 PM   #359
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So... I could be wrong, but I doubt it: Chris Abela was, based on my experience with him, almost certainly not trolling nor intending any malice with the post. I suspect that it was a tongue-in-cheek remark, i.e. sarcasm...
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:11 AM   #360
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NixOS or MacOS.
 
  


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