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#26 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:16 AM

View Postzlim, on 12 July 2019 - 09:33 AM, said:

Eric, if you want to read them again, you can download them here
https://www.fadedpag...lard Huntington
I have them on a micro sd card so I can move them from one device to another. Books take up a lot less space on a micro sd card.

We also got rid of lots of books for the huge book sale that is now underway.

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:19 AM

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View Postsecuritybreach, on 12 July 2019 - 12:07 PM, said:

That's a good thing for readers though.

Yeah... for the few of us left who still read dead tree books. Nowadays, folks "listen" to books. What a crock of... ;)

As a volunteer I do a lot of driving on my own between pickups. I did try reading a book whilst driving but it did not go so well. Nowadys I listen to books or radio plays. :harhar:
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:35 AM

Introduction to the Command Line
The Fat-Free Guide to Unix and Linux Commands
Second Edition (Rev 2)

Copyright © 2010 Nicholas Marsh
All rights reserved.

ISBN: 1450588301
EAN-13: 9781450588300

That is the only linux book I have had a read of. :breakfast:
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:19 AM

abarbarian...excellent about reading while driving!  Lol

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:51 AM

I know about Linux Cookbook but haven't read any of it. I picked up a copy of Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J. Barrett back when I was first getting started with Linux. That was the 1st edition of the book. This was probably early 2005 or perhaps late 2004. Then I found an old Unix textbook at a second-hand store. I never read either of those books cover-to-cover, but they helped get me going.

Then I gave away both of them to a friend. Much later, I picked up the 2nd edition of Linux Pocket Guide, mainly for nostalgic reasons. I still have that edition. I haven't owned any other Linux books; early on, I turned to online sources and man pages.

Currently reading Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus by Robert D. Kaplan.

I have never listened to an audio book. I've downloaded a few eBooks or whatever, but I haven't ever gotten all the way through one of those -- I'm definitely a "dead tree book" person! Most of my books have come from second-hand stores, thrift stores, that sort of thing, except for when relatives have given me gift cards for Barnes & Noble (or Borders -- out of business now, right?).

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:01 AM

I don't remember my first Linux book.  The Cookbook wasn't, that came a little later.  Whatever it was it probably came from the discount bin at CompUSA and I'm sure it was as fat as a NYC phonebook!

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

"Friends don't let friends read and drive."

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:09 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 July 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

"Friends don't let friends read and drive."
It's really amazing how many people I've seen driving and actually are reading!  And I don't mean texting...which in it's self is bad...I mean reading a mag or a newspaper!

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:56 PM

View Postwa4chq, on 16 July 2019 - 09:09 PM, said:

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 July 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

"Friends don't let friends read and drive."
It's really amazing how many people I've seen driving and actually are reading!  And I don't mean texting...which in it's self is bad...I mean reading a mag or a newspaper!

Wow! I have lived in lots of cities and I have not ever see that. Insanity :unsure:
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:23 PM

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View Postwa4chq, on 16 July 2019 - 09:09 PM, said:

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 July 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

"Friends don't let friends read and drive."
It's really amazing how many people I've seen driving and actually are reading!  And I don't mean texting...which in it's self is bad...I mean reading a mag or a newspaper!

Wow! I have lived in lots of cities and I have not ever see that. Insanity :unsure:
It really is.  And it was interstate driving....

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:45 AM

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:53 AM

yep....back to books, I'm looking forward to finding what I still have in storage as far as Linux books go...on the boat I have one, and it's on Slackware but it's a bit dated.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:03 PM

Only thing I still have around is O'Reilly's Running Linux. I think there's also a book on unix shell scripting around somewhere, but I haven't really had much use for that since I stopped IT work back in 2008!

On driving while reading, I can only be glad that my commuting days are over (2 hour-plus round trip, almost all on interstate). I saw some weird stuff, but that's a new low.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:41 AM

I do have several more penguin books. Like the Arch helper from 2009 or the slackware guide for v 12.0 but have never found time to read them.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:30 AM

The fellow who wrote the SlackBook seems to have fallen off the edge of the earth. There was talk a couple years ago on LinuxQ.org about firing that project up again. The original author was involved in the conversation, but my guess is Real Life® got in the way.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:33 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 18 July 2019 - 11:30 AM, said:

The fellow who wrote the SlackBook seems to have fallen off the edge of the earth. There was talk a couple years ago on LinuxQ.org about firing that project up again. The original author was involved in the conversation, but my guess is Real Life® got in the way.

That sucks,.
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:22 PM

Meh... Who would read it anyway? There's only about 137 people still using Slackware in the world and most of them know all they need to know about the OS. ;)

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:50 PM

Perhaps a new Slackware user.
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:47 PM

WHAT? A "new" Slackware user?

Hmm... that's an interesting thought. ;)

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 18 July 2019 - 05:47 PM, said:

WHAT? A "new" Slackware user?

Hmm... that's an interesting thought. ;)

Yeah, I seen someone post a Slackware screenshot the other day.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:55 AM

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View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 18 July 2019 - 05:47 PM, said:

WHAT? A "new" Slackware user?

Hmm... that's an interesting thought. ;)

Yeah, I seen someone post a Slackware screenshot the other day.

Intrigued by the thought of a new Slackware screenshot, I Googled and found only this one on the first page of results,

https://mastodon.xyz...464133058596401

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:24 AM

Probably Eric's install .. ;)
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:38 AM

Here is one from 3 months ago: https://www.reddit.c...ackware_x_kde4/

I didn't even realize t hat xmms was still around :hysterical:

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:44 AM

Oh, it's not around anymore:

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I get that it works but its 11 years old for pete's sake. Surely there could be a security issue with running something that old.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:15 AM

I had a nice custom wallpaper set up in my Slackware last week. Unfortunately, it's not family friendly. It's not pornographic, but nudity (artfully done) is involved. Click to view.




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