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Old 11-28-2018, 09:58 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Slackware is alive!!! It's Alive!! It's Alive!!


Hi,

PV is not Dr. Frankenstein but a creative genius. Slackware is alive, look at -current changelog and for those willing to be patient then a new release will be available when ready. PV's decision!

Too many negative replies & threads on this forum as to Slackware creation and continued usefulness. One such; Is Slackware dying?

I have been a Slackware user since PV's first release and will continue use of it.

For informed active users there is no doubt that Slackware will continue to be a active Gnu/Linux and the best UNIX-like system available. We as Slackware users have a great support team and informative fellow Slackware users willing to support the best Gnu/Linux.

If you want more information on Slackware then please consider using Slackware Doc Project & SlackwareŽ-Links for useful information.

Not troll bait but a user who is tired of the negativity towards Slackware so I decided to post such.

Hope this helps.
Have fun and enjoy Slackware!
 
Old 11-28-2018, 10:41 AM   #2
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Slackware is alive, look at -current changelog and for those willing to be patient then a new release will be available when ready. PV's decision!
Indeed! Slackware is undergoing extremely active development! The current branch has a new kernel today.

Code:
bash-4.4$ uname -rpm
4.19.5 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
I am also a loyal user of Slackware; I started with version 10.0 in 2004. I love the elegant simplicity, security, and robustness of my favourite operating system. I am happy to wait for the release of Slackware 15.0. Slackware is alive and well.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:43 AM   #3
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Shouldn't the "Is Slackware dying" thread be locked since its author is banned forever?
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:48 AM   #4
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No, the thread is still active with LQ Slackware forum members.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:54 AM   #5
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How about changing the title to "Where to buy Slackware authorized and unauthorized merchandise" since that is what they are discussing in it now?
 
Old 11-28-2018, 10:56 AM   #6
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No wonder PV doesn't post much in the threads about Slackware's demise - such threads have been made since as far back as 2001. He probably just rolls his eyes every time a new one crops up. There are quite a lot, and I mean, quite a lot, on and on ad nauseam infinitum.

It don't think the "why did you stop using Slackware" thread was that helpful in retrospect, nor was quietguy47's inebriated trollbait. Things have been a little off here the last few weeks, onebuck, I concur. Some users have too much time on their hands [first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, I know].

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Shouldn't the "Is Slackware dying"... author [be] banned forever?
He has been.

Last edited by Lysander666; 11-28-2018 at 10:57 AM.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:56 AM   #7
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Perhaps, there should be a "Sticky" with information on how and where to donate to the cause and where to buy merchandise?
Just a thought.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:57 AM   #8
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Isn't this a duplicate of this thread?
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:00 AM   #9
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Isn't this a duplicate of this thread?
Kind of, but nobody's brought up beer yet.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:01 AM   #10
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Isn't this a duplicate of this thread?
No, because the OP provided links to educational content in his first post for whoever stumbles upon this page.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:05 AM   #11
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Perhaps, there should be a "Sticky" with information on how and where to donate to the cause and where to buy merchandise?
Just a thought.
Yes! https://www.cafepress.com/volkerdi
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:06 AM   #12
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Isn't this a duplicate of this thread?
Not in my mind. My own opinion and views as to the issues with points toward Slackware and it's viability as a useful active Gnu/Linux. Separate views and not relative. So I created the thread with that in mind.

I will not argue about my LQ member permissions here.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:09 AM   #13
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I mean, it's got nearly the same exact title and is in response to the same thread. I don't see how it is not a duplicate, but whatever.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:13 AM   #14
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Hi,

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Perhaps, there should be a "Sticky" with information on how and where to donate to the cause and where to buy merchandise?
Just a thought.
You can find #550 in So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next? to have that information.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!

 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:15 AM   #15
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[..]there’s no such thing as “GNU Linux” or “Linux-based variants of the GNU system,” no matter what the Free Software Foundation claims.
I called to mind the above quote; and I laughed a bit when I read:

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Slackware will continue to be a active Gnu/Linux
 
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