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figadiablo 10-05-2002 11:04 AM

Slackware Article
Hey guys, this is an article about Patrick and the Slackware. I just read it, very nice, I came across it at osnews. But the link to the article is this one:

neo77777 10-07-2002 01:49 AM

Thanks for the article, a very concise and to the point, I've always expected Patric to be this way. He made a good point about binary only distribtions and signing non-disclosure statements when you test drive a beta release, I agree with him 100% it might conradict with GNU GPL, and FSF standards.
In your opinion ppl, do you think distros' mirror ftp servers would charge for downloading linux?
I, personally, don't have a problem with it, I've chosen linux not because it is free as in beer. It is for a good cause.

jhorvath 10-08-2002 07:25 PM

anyone else have a problem with netscape crashing when they go to the above link?...Three times i tried and it crashed..

figadiablo 10-09-2002 06:53 AM

try with mozilla. that's what I use all the time, if not try galeon and or konqueror.

neo77777 10-09-2002 10:37 PM

I have no problem with either mozilla-1.0 or netscape-6.2.3 on slack8.1

figadiablo 10-10-2002 08:57 AM

even though I've downloaded 8.1, and it's been running in my box for a while now, Slackware is gonna be in my Christmass list this year, just to help Patrick Volkerding out a little bit. Humm, what are the chances the next version is gonna be ready for Christmass??

Just another Slackware Fan.

neo77777 10-10-2002 09:31 AM

I think Patrick will wait till the next stable kernel realese. Which I believe would be a X-Mas present for linux users, I am just puzzled, will it be 3.0 or 2.6?

Thymox 10-10-2002 09:42 AM

3 seems stable enough, so I would guess so... but then who knows? Patrick does seem to wait and see if it's really hit-it-with-a-hammer stable, which is no bad thing.

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