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Old 12-30-2014, 12:21 PM   #16
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We Can Choose What Price to Pay for Slackware


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exactly my things! fully agreed!
there may be a high price, but how many of us can pay this? in other hand, relative small, almost symbolic summ can afford almost anyone slackware user, who like this distro...
That is already the situation. We all can can choose how much or how little is an appropriate sum to pay to use Slackware.

We can then pay that sum as a donation at the store. We can then download the software and use it as we want including burning CD/DVDs.

We can choose what price to pay for Slackware.

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Old 12-30-2014, 10:51 PM   #17
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OMG! what you expect, i must do now? Make a jump from bridge, because you have things, all in a world must be "politcorrect",
and MS make a good products?
No one would ever accuse me of being politically correct, because I am the opposite. I was referring to users of a system having a fanboy attitude.

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Do you think, you personally, and your opinion is more valuable to me, than summ of Einstein, Feinman, and Wiener opinion?
I do not care whose opinions you do and do not value. When I offer my opinions, everyone else is free to accept them, consider them or dismiss them.

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Looks like a boy thinking...
Fanboyism is childish. But since we are discussing attitude, we can return to the original question of why there is not a larger variety of shirt styles. The style of products available reflects the attitude and/or philosophy of a distribution. In Slackware's case, the designs are simple and contain a clear message, just like the OS they represent. It is unrealistic to expect Slackware products to be more flamboyant. They would out of character for the distribution.
 
Old 12-30-2014, 11:04 PM   #18
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In my opinion, better than the DVD subscription is the direct donation: https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/...wYkT&mv_pc=124. No CD pressing or postal costs ...
 
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:54 PM   #19
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My only slackware store wish is to be able to buy Slackware on a usb thumbdrive with a cool Logo on it..
 
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:28 AM   #20
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In my opinion, better than the DVD subscription is the direct donation: https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/...wYkT&mv_pc=124. No CD pressing or postal costs ...
Definitely. The only thing I miss from the Store is some kind of donation subscription where you automatically donate for every new release, much like the DVD subscription model but without the actual shipping of the dvd. Did I just not look hard enough?
 
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:10 AM   #21
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Cool, I would go for that one too.
 
Old 12-31-2014, 09:59 AM   #22
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I didn't know the Slackware store was Patrick's only source of income. I will definitely kick in for a few more shirts, etc. Is he open to suggestions on merchandising?
 
Old 12-31-2014, 10:33 AM   #23
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Definitely. The only thing I miss from the Store is some kind of donation subscription where you automatically donate for every new release, much like the DVD subscription model but without the actual shipping of the dvd. Did I just not look hard enough?
I had the same idea some time ago and actually suggested it to Theresa of the Slackware store. Reply was that they will think about it.
In particular for people located outside the U. S. A. this would be a good option to support Slackware, because it would avoid the sometimes ridiculously high customs fees --- up to 50% of goods value that don't support anyone. I actually cancelled my subscription and decided to donate every time a new release comes out, but this means a less reliable calculation base for Pat. That's why I would also like to see kind of an online subscription, i. e. download only without costs and efforts for p&p and customs.
Let me add, that the discs you get from the store are much more robust and reliable, as they are pressed, than what you can burn (!) at home. So if you want "industry quality" for the discs, purchase them from the store.

@WiseDraco. I think, if you want to support Slackware, buying goods from the Slackware store is a good thing, but you may want to check customs fees, first. If they are as high in Latvia as in my country, a donation might be a good alternative, the more as you are obviously not totally satisfied with the offerings available in the store.

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Old 12-31-2014, 11:01 AM   #24
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In a post earlier I said I was looking getting a polo. I was checking out the shipping options. Ouch, $75 international? Guess the polo is out.
 
Old 12-31-2014, 12:13 PM   #25
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I think, if you want to support Slackware, buying goods from the Slackware store is a good thing, but you may want to check customs fees, first. If they are as high in Latvia as in my country, a donation might be a good alternative, the more as you are obviously not totally satisfied with the offerings available in the store.
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I also live in EU but I have never paid any custom fees while buying things online in American stores. According to this site http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs..._non_eu_en.htm:

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Customs Duty is not due for non-commercial goods, provided directly to the buyer when their value does not exceed 150 euros.
So it seems that you get anything you want in Slackware store and don't pay any custom fees. There are also no custom fees within EU. Things change when you want get something that is hard to get in EU and is very expensive such as some mechanical keyboards, Happy Hacking Keyboard for example but it's not the case here.

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Old 01-01-2015, 08:22 AM   #26
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This is very useful info, just the link you provided is broken, I guess you wanted it to point to the page about buying online. I really didn't know that, and it effectively means that I will try to get some money back. I don't expect big success, but just for the fun of it. They just "piqued" me one time too many.

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Old 01-01-2015, 03:03 PM   #27
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In my opinion, better than the DVD subscription is the direct donation: https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/...wYkT&mv_pc=124. No CD pressing or postal costs ...
This is an excellent suggestion. Related to this, a small criticism: the donations page in the Slackware Store is hard to find. There's just the icon on the top of the left bar, right? Once you're in that page, IMHO, your attention is immediately drawn to the items in the middle of the page (shirts and discs), and the small donations icon gets "lost in the noise". I swear years ago I entered that page looking for a way to directly donate to the project (I have a subscription now) and I totally missed it.

Furthermore, a text search for "donate" or "paypal" in that page yields no results because the link is an image. I think there should be a big sign just above the "new products" section in the store front page with a noticeable background color and a slightly bigger font stating the importance of the store to the project and mentioning the option of a direct donation. Maybe something like "The Slackware Linux Store is the only source of funds for the development of Slackware Linux. Please consider purchasing a subscription or directly making a donation through PayPal." With the last words being a noticeable, underlined link.
 
Old 01-01-2015, 03:46 PM   #28
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Let me add, that the discs you get from the store are much more robust and reliable, as they are pressed, than what you can burn (!) at home. So if you want "industry quality" for the discs, purchase them from the store.
Yep, that's absolutely what I can confirm from the 14.1 DVD. But the trouble is that most of my machines don't even have CD drives anymore. So I don't really have a use for the DVD, I install from USB. So, I'll probably do the same as you do when the next release comes out: just donate some money for every release.
 
Old 01-02-2015, 01:18 AM   #29
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I visited the store since my new pc doesn't have an optical drive (not my only pc's that way), I am leaning on Distrowatch and maybe buying the doc's. (is it the same as the online, or is the online more in depth, etc)
Also, do the disc's support local network installs (if I had to put a disc into another machine on the lan)?
Still debating between Gentoo, LFS and Slack, to get me out of my comfort zone.
 
Old 01-02-2015, 01:29 AM   #30
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I visited the store since my new pc doesn't have an optical drive (not my only pc's that way), I am leaning on Distrowatch and maybe buying the doc's. (is it the same as the online, or is the online more in depth, etc)
Also, do the disc's support local network installs (if I had to put a disc into another machine on the lan)?
Still debating between Gentoo, LFS and Slack, to get me out of my comfort zone.
Yes, the Slackware DVDs support network installs thanks to Eric Hamleers (aka Alien Bob).

Just boot another machine on the LAN using the DVD, run pxesetup and answer a few config questions, then boot another on the network and install.
 
  


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