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Old 08-02-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Question Is this Patreon account legit?


Yo Pat, is this really your account?

(Yes I know this is in another thread, but just wanted it to stand out).

*Update* Yep, it's legit.

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Old 08-02-2019, 04:07 PM   #2
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I suppose the question is getting hard to avoid.

That said, PV's style is to let things be known when he's good and ready. Some of us think it's legit, some don't. Time will tell, as it always does.

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Old 08-02-2019, 04:21 PM   #3
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we should just have a pinned thread with a list of ways to donate to Slackware, confirmed by Patrick
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
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It was confirmed legit by Robby Workman in a Slackware Facebook group.
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:33 PM   #5
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It was confirmed legit by Robby Workman in a Slackware Facebook group.
Kindly post a link so we can confirm your confirmation..... Of course, now we need Robby to confirm it as well.
 
Old 08-02-2019, 05:38 PM   #6
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Kindly post a link so we can confirm your confirmation..... Of course, now we need Robby to confirm it as well.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/slackinfo/
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:41 PM   #7
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Great stuff. As suspected. Really needs a rewording though.
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:42 PM   #8
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That looks promising, thank you!
 
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Great stuff. As suspected. Really needs a rewording though.
I think PV underestimated the astuteness of Slack users and our willingness to search the galaxy for a way to keep the sails full. Perhaps, we arrived an hour early for the dinner party and the host was still getting ready.
 
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That looks promising, thank you!
No problem!
 
Old 08-02-2019, 05:55 PM   #11
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Wink

If all Slackware users from all over the world would send him 1 dollar each month he would have 200 dollars each month!

(I'm trying to be funny )
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:01 PM   #12
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If all Slackware users from all over the world would send him 1 dollar each month he would have 200 dollars each month!

(I'm trying to be funny )
LOL, I recall Eric, in another thread, estimating 2,000+ users. Of course no way to know for sure....
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:07 PM   #13
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LOL, I recall Eric, in another thread, estimating 2,000+ users. Of course no way to know for sure....
Actually, I stumbled across a rather interesting link earlier today which gave all the operating systems accessing Wikimedia in June 2015. It's not comprehensive, sure, but it's the only link I've ever seen that goes some way to giving a realistic indication of distro popularity.

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Breakdown per platform for Mac and Linux

Linux Android 38,791 M 15.01%
Mac Intel 13,896 M 5.38%
Linux Other 2,170 M 0.84%
Linux Ubuntu 1,238 M 0.48%
Linux Fedora 53.6 M 0.02%
Mac PowerPC 49.7 M 0.02%
Linux Mint 6.4 M 0.00%
Linux Mips 4.6 M 0.00%
Linux SUSE 3.9 M 0.00%
Linux Debian 3.1 M 0.00%
Linux Mandriva 2.3 M 0.00%
Linux Epiphany 1.8 M 0.00%
Linux Red Hat 1.3 M 0.00%
Linux CentOS 872 k 0.00%
Linux Gentoo 761 k 0.00%
Linux Kubuntu 414 k 0.00%
Linux Arch 335 k 0.00%
Linux Slackware 128 k 0.00%
Linux PCLinuxOS 110 k 0.00%
Linux Oracle 30 k 0.00%
Linux Motor 30 k 0.00%
Linux Xubuntu 30 k 0.00%
Linux openSUSE 30 k 0.00%
https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedi...ingSystems.htm
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:11 PM   #14
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Actually, I stumbled across a rather interesting link earlier today which gave all the operating systems accessing Wikimedia in June 2015. It's not comprehensive, sure, but it's the only link I've ever seen that goes some way to giving a realistic indication of distro popularity.



https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedi...ingSystems.htm
Must have been subscribers to the old store he was referring to then. Which makes alot more sense.
 
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:12 PM   #15
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My guess is he is putting together some kind of formal announcement which will bring together something more than a forum/facebook post...
We can only speculate though...
Is the Facebook post enough for you guys or are you going to wait until Pat posts here?
 
  


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