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Old 02-05-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Talking Just an interesting story.


Today at my office on a conference call, I was talking to a software development team in my office about how our web development environment is going to change. We are going to be moving from an ASP.NET C# Windows Server environment to a linux environment with Drupal.

They were very excited as they are linux enthusiasts. One of them mentioned they used Debian, another said they used Ubuntu. I said I used linux at home as well and they asked what I used. I said "Slackware".

There was a pause for about 10 to 15 seconds and then one of them said "Wow...you take this pretty seriously don't you."

I took it as a compliment.

 
Old 02-05-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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[chuckle] Thanks.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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awesome!
 
Old 02-06-2014, 09:23 AM   #4
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I took it as a compliment.
Slackware, feared by many, respected by all.
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #5
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All bow down to the mighty Slackware! Praise Bob! PRAISE HIS SWEET NAME OR BURN IN SLACKLESSNESS TRYING NOT TO!
 
Old 02-06-2014, 09:44 AM   #6
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Pass the sick bucket
 
Old 02-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #7
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"Wow...you take this pretty seriously don't you."
That is awesome.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 12:48 PM   #8
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There was a pause for about 10 to 15 seconds and then one of them said "Wow...you take this pretty seriously don't you."
Jeez, what do they think the "Slack" part of "Slackware" means?
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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I don't get those people but I take the compliment too
 
Old 02-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #10
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"Wow...you take this pretty seriously don't you."
Yes, we do!

:P
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:37 PM   #11
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Slackware... A name that just says in the Linux community... There is nothing more to be said, as it is the final word in Linux.

*high five to JamesGT*

Someone get that man a beer!!!

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Old 02-06-2014, 06:51 PM   #12
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I have that shirt...irony would have been that I was wearing it that day.
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #13
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I have that shirt...irony would have been that I was wearing it that day.
Yeah, what if you would have been wearing one under a suit, and then when they ask, you pull open your suit like Superman ... or Slackman ?
 
Old 02-06-2014, 07:56 PM   #14
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I have that shirt...irony would have been that I was wearing it that day.
This makes me think of the time I went into Office Depot to buy printer cartridges, and I went up to the register to pay, and the cashier tried to sell me on Office Depot computer services (clean up malware, speed up Windows, that sort or thing). I was wearing my Slackware shirt at the time, so I simple pointed at it with both index fingers. He just kind of looked at me with a blank stare on his face.
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:15 PM   #15
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LMAO!!!

I would have paid good money to see that!
 
  


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