Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Jan 2005 04:11 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware 10.1-Beta1 is now released for those who want to upgrade to the -Current tree. The final version is expected soon.
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RE: bchsia.telus.net
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Jan 2005 04:31 UTC

@ Witek
Your argument is at least lame if not totaly absurd.
You can buy an old wrecked car "as is", or a used vacum cleaner in a thrift shop "as is" but you don't choose an OS "as is".
People are depending on Slackware to run there workstations, servers, and business' and "as is" will not last very long in todays competitive OS market.
Besides, where did I say I was demanding anything.
I just said that Pat should communicate with his customers better.
The security updates are out there, it's just that they are not very well advertised so the newbies that are fresh to Linux are left with potentialy unsecured systems.
The Php vuln that was wildly exploited recently was not very funy, yet there was no word anywhere about possible update for Slackware.
Sure, Pat can keep playing the "as is", no warranty, at your own risk card, but in that case, Slackware will turn into a little niche distro that only a few linux old timers run.
If he wants to maintain his customer base and maybe even expand it, he has to communicate better.
A website which front page isn't updated for many months at times is unxcusable and certainly very bad for business.
And unless I'm misreading his latest log entries, he is asking people to pay up for the next release.
So the least he can do, considering he is able to go to IRC and waste time and energy chatting, is to post a few lines on Slackware.com telling people to go to Linuxpackages.net to get their Php update when there is a freaking worm outbrake!!!
Am I demanding too much?