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#51 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:16 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 21 January 2017 - 02:24 PM, said:

Oh, my mistake... I meant DLX. Little rusty on my Roman numeration. ;)

Good job you did not put LDX or I would have thought you were becoming a scooter boy. :harhar:

That would be a 150 not a 560 in Lambretta speak. :hysterical:

Edited by abarbarian, 22 January 2017 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

Slackermedia.....cool, never saw it before.  Got it bookmarked now.  Thanks

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

View Postwa4chq, on 22 January 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:

Slackermedia.....cool, never saw it before.  Got it bookmarked now.  Thanks

Glad that someone found my posting useful. I can die happy now. :breakfast:
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:38 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 23 January 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Glad that someone found my posting useful. I can die happy now. :breakfast:
It was your second posting of Slackmedia that I bookmarked....not the first.   There's a difference... :happyroll:

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:34 AM

Post it a third time.... maybe I'll check it out, too.

Ah... I found it. Interesting...

http://slackermedia.info/

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

I like their Skull logo!!
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"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain." -George Orwell, 1984

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:29 PM

View Postwa4chq, on 23 January 2017 - 08:38 AM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 23 January 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Glad that someone found my posting useful. I can die happy now. :breakfast:
It was your second posting of Slackmedia that I bookmarked....not the first.   There's a difference... :happyroll:

Guess my presentation was better in the second try. :D

An even Eric was tempted to looksee. :w00t:
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

Ten Years of Slackware (2003)

Some great history in this article. Funnily enough I have been arguing with a friend over paid linux os's like Elementry, Zorin or RoboLinux. He says that linux has always been free and you should never pay a penny for any open source software. My position is, developers have put in a great deal of work to produce a os and if they want to make a small charge for their efforts that is fine by me as long as they make some small contribution to any free software they have included in their offering.

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Slackware is actually a profitable business: Patrick Volkerding: "There were certainly times I looked around at the trade shows at new distributions with larger booths and more employees and wondered if I'd made the right move, but in retrospect I'm glad I kept things small. Most of those companies aren't around anymore. When the investments dried up they couldn't afford to continue operating at a loss. Most of the funding for the Slackware project comes from people who have subscribed to the CD releases, or bought CDs from our Web site. This is what pays the bills and enables us to give away free software to everybody else."

I'll have to show me mate this article and see what he says ;)
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 08:25 AM

The Linux distribution that's always in the black (2002)

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Many of today's new Linux users wouldn't have a clue as to who Patrick Volkerding is. For the brigade whose main arguments are over the merits of this GUI and that, the word Slackware wouldn't ring a bell either.

But for many others who jumped on the Linux bandwagon when it was exclusively for geeks, Volkerding is a hero.
In early 1993, he started the distribution called Slackware which was basically an attempt to address many of the problems people faced with SoftLanding System Linux, the first and only commercial Linux at the time.
While most other commercial Linux distributions have problems balancing the books, Volkerding hasn't had to worry since he decided in 1994 that the only way to keep the project going was to find some way to fund it.
But let him tell it in his own words:

Let's start with the statement you made about two years back that Slackware has always been commercially successful. Is this true?


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By your own guesstimates, how many people use Slackware?
To assist my guesswork, I'll refer to the data that's been gathered by the Linux Counter project which has been collecting user registrations for years. According to their estimates, the number of Linux users is around 18 million, and about 12 percent of the registrations they've recieved are from people running Slackware. Based on those numbers, there are around two million Slackware users.


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What's your opinion of the commercialisation of Linux - especially things like Lindows and UnitedLinux?
I don't have a problem with commercial versions of Linux (Slackware is one, after all). My main concern is that everyone plays by the rules, and I've heard about things (like binary only releases and beta testers forced to sign non-disclosure agreements) that just don't seem compatible with the GNU General Public License. Hopefully the Free Software Foundation is keeping a close eye on the situation.


Oh my oh my commercial linux, what ever will happen next , will the world end ? :o

Wait up that was fifteen years ago and the world has not ended yet. Phew thank goodness for that. :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:56 AM

Yup, good ole Pat. Even outside of being "Benevolent Dictator for Life" of Slackware, he is a pretty cool dude:

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Volkerding is a Deadhead, and even by April 1994 he had already attended 75 concerts.

Volkerding is a Church of the SubGenius affiliate/member. The use of the word slack in "Slackware" is a homage to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. About the SubGenius influence on Slackware, Volkerding has stated: "I'll admit that it was SubGenius inspired. In fact, back in the 2.0 through 3.0 days we used to print a dobbshead on each CD."

Volkerding is an avid homebrewer and beer lover. Early versions of Slackware would entreat users to send him a bottle of local beer in appreciation for his work.

https://en.wikipedia...rick_Volkerding
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

Zorin is a paid Linux now???

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:49 AM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 29 January 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Yup, good ole Pat. Even outside of being "Benevolent Dictator for Life" of Slackware, he is a pretty cool dude:

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Volkerding is a Deadhead, and even by April 1994 he had already attended 75 concerts.

Volkerding is a Church of the SubGenius affiliate/member. The use of the word slack in "Slackware" is a homage to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. About the SubGenius influence on Slackware, Volkerding has stated: "I'll admit that it was SubGenius inspired. In fact, back in the 2.0 through 3.0 days we used to print a dobbshead on each CD."

Volkerding is an avid homebrewer and beer lover. Early versions of Slackware would entreat users to send him a bottle of local beer in appreciation for his work.

https://en.wikipedia...rick_Volkerding

This article MAY be about Volkerding, but it sounds like it's about VT Eric Layton?  Are they related?  :whistling:

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:51 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 29 January 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

Zorin is a paid Linux now???

Zorin Core is free but Zorin Ultimate costs 12 bucks: https://zorinos.com/download/

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View Postsecuritybreach, on 29 January 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Yup, good ole Pat. Even outside of being "Benevolent Dictator for Life" of Slackware, he is a pretty cool dude:

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Volkerding is a Deadhead, and even by April 1994 he had already attended 75 concerts.

Volkerding is a Church of the SubGenius affiliate/member. The use of the word slack in "Slackware" is a homage to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. About the SubGenius influence on Slackware, Volkerding has stated: "I'll admit that it was SubGenius inspired. In fact, back in the 2.0 through 3.0 days we used to print a dobbshead on each CD."

Volkerding is an avid homebrewer and beer lover. Early versions of Slackware would entreat users to send him a bottle of local beer in appreciation for his work.

https://en.wikipedia...rick_Volkerding

This article MAY be about Volkerding, but it sounds like it's about VT Eric Layton?  Are they related?  :whistling:

Hehehe, right :hysterical:
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 29 January 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

Zorin is a paid Linux now???

I was trying to think of a couple of other paid for linux os's but me mind went blank and I did a super quick search for paid ones hence the mistake. :'(
By the way are you related to Pat ? :whistling:
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:42 PM

Well, about sounding like that article was about me...

I've never been a big fan of The Grateful Dead. I think I liked one of their songs once...

https://www.youtube....h?v=pafY6sZt0FE

I don't do ANYTHING involving any kind of churches.

And...

I can't stand beer. Jack Daniels was my alternate reality of choice back in the old daze. Nowadays, I drink coffee, iced tea, and KoolAid (made with Splenda).

And no... I'm not related to The BDFL. I do bow to him before logging in to Slackware, though. :worthy:






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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:25 PM

Ummm! Don't like The Grateful dead ... Dazza shame ... I sit at the kit and play along with their music sometimes and always feel a good bit better afterwards . They bring back really great memories from the old days . Along with music from The Big Pink .

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:43 PM

Well Church of the Subgenius is anything but a church. https://en.wikipedia...f_the_SubGenius

It's like a geeky satire of satire of satire....
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

@ Cap'n... Well, I didn't say I didn't like the TGD. I said I wasn't a big fan. I like some of their music. I'm just not a Dead Head.

@ Josh... Yeah... I know. When I first found out about Slackware, I did some research on Bob. Funny stuff. http://www.subgenius.com/index.htm

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:33 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 29 January 2017 - 03:42 PM, said:


And no... I'm not related to The BDFL. I do bow to him before logging in to Slackware, though. :worthy:.

A video of that on You Tube would be an instant hit I recon and a good loot raiser if shot well. :Laughing:
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