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Old 11-29-2018, 05:23 PM   #31
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even pensioners can use it!
I have collected my pension for almost 2 years. Collecting a pension does not mean that I am brain dead(my wife may have a different opinion).
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:13 PM   #32
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_peter

Typical hipster, anyone older then you must be really old, over the hill, etc... Tisk Tisk...Wisdom, Slackware, alcohol and some food all improve with age.

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Old 11-29-2018, 07:29 PM   #33
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...Wisdom, Slackware, alcohol and some food all improve with age.
The thing that kids don't appreciate is that age and experience will ALWAYS beat youth and exuberance. The original quote has "treachery" but I find experience is more than sufficient
 
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:17 AM   #34
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I have been a Slackware user since PV's first release and will continue use of it.
Thanks for posting this thread. I've been around about that long too.

My roots Linux wise is Unix, specifically Sun and HP-UX. I found Slackware to be a perfect fit for me. I gave up distro hopping eons ago.

Some time at night before sleep catches me, I ponder things. Just the other night I was pondering about the aforementioned thread and some of the things said. Specifically the time between releases.

I was thinking about Pat and the daunting process of maintaining Slackware. It seems to me, with all of the changes going on with hardware and software in Linux, it must be a one heck of challenge deciding where that right "sweet" spot is to make -current a versioned Slackware. I'm guessing it's not exactly a firm target either. Seems like you'd want to try for one, but as things don't always go as planned. Just glad I'm not the one calling the shots.

Last edited by chrisretusn; 12-01-2018 at 07:18 AM. Reason: No matter how many times I read it before posting, there will be a mistake.
 
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:52 AM   #35
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I have collected my pension for almost 2 years. Collecting a pension does not mean that I am brain dead(my wife may have a different opinion).
oh shite seeing this now,
by pensioner i meant a good example of the folks i volunteer for, having them on slackware at 80+ years old instead of outdated windows xp or windows 2000 or windows vista saves me a lot of time helping them.
they are on the web for news, emails, banking even ocr at times and feel that *it works*.
children above 7 can use slackware too : ) my point is it's a great working os for everyone.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 11:21 AM   #36
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oh shite seeing this now,
by pensioner i meant a good example of the folks i volunteer for, having them on slackware at 80+ years old instead of outdated windows xp or windows 2000 or windows vista saves me a lot of time helping them.
they are on the web for news, emails, banking even ocr at times and feel that *it works*.
children above 7 can use slackware too : ) my point is it's a great working os for everyone.
I agree. Slackware is an amazing distro for end users of all ages. I was being silly. I was not at all offended by your post. No harm done, my friend.
 
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:41 PM   #37
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Slackware is an amazing distro for end users of all ages.
Indeed it is, provided said end users are inclined to learn to operate and administrate an OS that doesn't hold your hand.
 
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:51 PM   #38
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Indeed it is, provided said end users are inclined to learn to operate and administrate an OS that doesn't hold your hand.
True. I appreciate the fact that Slackware is Unix-like with regard to system administration, that is, there are few clicky buttons. Critical administration is done at the CLI. I feel very comfortable working with my two favourite operating systems(Slackware and OpenBSD).
 
Old 12-01-2018, 01:14 PM   #39
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Hi,

I too agree that Slackware is the best UNIX-like OS available. One must be willing to learn the intrinsic sense of the distribution. Syntax and semantics are a must to learn when administration at this level.

And yes, I am a retiree and still keep up with the usage of Slackware. We have a great support team and user base for those that need help.

Do not forget about Slackware Doc Project for those that need a reference when admin of Slackware.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
Old 12-01-2018, 04:12 PM   #40
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Don't knock it. We need something to laugh at while qt5 is building. What I particularly object to is when somebody closes an emotional, shameless, drama-ridden hissy-fitted thread and then cleans it up to remove all the inconvenient truth.
I really hope qt5 makes into Slackware 15.0, so this madness is over...
 
Old 12-01-2018, 05:24 PM   #41
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oh shite seeing this now,
by pensioner i meant a good example of the folks i volunteer for...


I certainly didn't take offence, I just took the opportunity to use a 40+ year old quote.

Edit: My local council was looking for volunteers to help seniors learn about "computers". Reading the fine print showed that they wanted volunteers to teach how to use facebook and nothing else - I just couldn't do that.

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...my point is it's a great working os for everyone.
Exactly.

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Old 12-01-2018, 09:13 PM   #42
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I am a pensioner. I take no offense since I just think of someone much older than myself.
 
Old 12-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #43
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Hi,

For those unaware of the status of Slackware, I suggest that they learn to look at the '-current changelog'. That way one can see the development cycle for Slackware.

If you are still interested in Slackware64 14.2 then look at Slackware64 changelog.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
Old 12-02-2018, 05:00 PM   #44
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In my oppinion Slackware is very vivid -- especially in this year.
To quantify this I compiled a plot of ugraded and rebuilt packages per week from the current-changelog.

That plot showed a massive peak in april 2018, aka »The third ever Slackware Mass Rebuild«. So I excluded rebuilt packages from the plot.

Have fun .
Attached Files
File Type: pdf packs_cleaned.pdf (47.1 KB, 21 views)
 
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Old Today, 10:40 AM   #45
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Hi,

Thanks for the plot. Very interesting to see the activity periods.

Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
  


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