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V.T. Eric Layton

Zorin is a paid Linux now???

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

 

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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securitybreach

Zorin is a paid Linux now???

 

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

 

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

 

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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abarbarian

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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V.T. Eric Layton

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...

 

 

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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Capt.Crow

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 .

 

Still different points of view are good for the overall matrix of ideas

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V.T. Eric Layton

@ 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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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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abarbarian

Alien’s ARM

 

 

When in the course of 2011 it became apparent that Netbooks saw interesting sales figures, especially the low-powered Atom netbooks, often running some form of Linux, it was only natural that hardware vendors started talking about even lower-power portable devices. I was thrilled by the fact that an ARM powered laptop could be launched in 2012, and when the Raspberry Pi story began in earnest at the end of that year, I decided that I needed to do a port of Slackware to the ARM architecure in order to be prepared for the flood of cool devices. But hey! I hear you say… an ARM port of Slackware already exists! Yes indeed,

 

 

Unfortunately, being the sole provider of income for my family and with a job that pays average, and without pay raises for a long time, I just do not have the financial room to buy a 300 euro laptop just to hack on it. That’s when I decided to ask for some financial backing.

Raising the Money to buy a real Device

 

What I did not expect to happen… I asked for 300 euros and lots of people donated in the 24 hours that followed. One of those donations was 299 euros (!) which was in itself enough to reach my goal. The supporters who left me a message basically said “do what you like with the money”

 

Although this blog post is almost a decade old I feel that it showcases all that is great about the open source world we inhabit. :Laie_95:

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securitybreach

Agreed and thanks

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goretsky

Hello,

 

Patrick Volkerding has set up a Patreon account to fund further development of Slackware: https://www.patreon.com/slackwarelinux

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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V.T. Eric Layton

Yes, amended my sig line yesterday after I saw Josh's posting about the Patreon thing on Pluspora. :)

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securitybreach

Nice

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V.T. Eric Layton

I like your new QR code. I had to use THIS site to decode it, though. I don't have a smarty-pants phone. ;)

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securitybreach

Thanks

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abarbarian

 

Slackware for the next decade2020/01/29

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There are a number of things I catch myself going back to, such as Movies - “The thing”, “Alien”, “LOTR”; Books - “Tolkien” and software - “Slackware” (to say the least). No matter how far I wander off in the Linux scene, I somehow end up back to the same old up-to-date, reliable and ever lasting Slackware. There is just something odd in using this specific Linux distribution that I find contentment in. Regardless how complicated it might seem (not!), the stability it provides is just invaluable.


 

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Slackware is a do-it-yourself-all type of distribution. Most of the tweaking and installing will require the user to search over forums and documentation (and you’ll get to know your Linux very well).

What you get in return is a system you understand and know what software is running with - no black box magic here! The posts will follow the same Slackware thinking, so I will avoid writing fully detailed guides.

Progress of this series will probably continue with setting up mail, sboinstall and alike.

 

 

Slackware articles are a tad thin on the ground but this one looks a promising  one to follow for any newcomer to this fine os.

 

😎

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securitybreach

Nice, must of been written by Eric... B)

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abarbarian
11 minutes ago, securitybreach said:

Nice, must of been written by Eric... B)

 

Nope it was this guy unless Eric is going incognito,

 

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Who is orbjet.org? - my name is Alen and I’ve been pushing and clicking buttons professionaly since 2003!
Living and working in Sweden swe - Hej!

 

Its a shame Eric does not do articles I bet they would be fun and informative. I recon they would pay reasonably well too. 😎

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V.T. Eric Layton
4 hours ago, abarbarian said:

...pay reasonably well...

 

People pay for stuff like this?

 

Anyway, I'm not sure who that fellow is. Excellent article, though. :)

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