Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 28th Oct 2006 08:06 UTC, submitted by anonGPLv3supporter
Slackware, Slax "Slackware is one of the oldest (arguably *the* oldest) Linux distributions still around today. It is the pet project of one Patrick Volkerding who, love him or hate him, has ruled his distribution with an iron fist since the beginning. This is fine if you agree with his choices, but like all dictators, Patrick doesn't always make decisions based on the good of the populace, but rather sheer unmitigated ego. Here is my experience with his latest iteration, Slackware 11." More here.
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fanboys
by @@__@@ on Sat 28th Oct 2006 16:27 UTC
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2005-07-29

Oh the slackware fanboys are getting pissed!!!

Great article, the author has the guts to say what he thinks about that pretentious patrick or what's his name...

And of course, all you slack fanboys are whining and whining and whining...

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RE: fanboys
by jackson on Sat 28th Oct 2006 17:17 in reply to "fanboys"
jackson Member since:
2005-06-29

I think most Slackware users would have no problem with a fairly written but critical article. Joe Brockmeier, for instance, wrote an article on Linux.com that was pretty negative. However, Joe, being the professional that he is, did it in an objective fashion. There was no foul language, no calling people names. That's the difference.

Obviously, anyone can blog and write whatever they want. That's not the point. The point is OSNews, being a site that, I thought, attempts to provide some journalistic integrity, linked to it. If the articles linked to on OSNews are, in fact, supposed to be news, linking to this diatribe was poor judgment.

Is OSNews just an RSS agregator for anyone's blog out there or is it a site where one can read real journalism about operating systems that have been sifted through and approved by editors? I thought it was the latter. Now I am not so sure.

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RE[2]: fanboys
by @@__@@ on Sat 28th Oct 2006 17:24 in reply to "RE: fanboys"
@@__@@ Member since:
2005-07-29

If osnews was only about news and serious stuff, nobody woul read it.

It-s articles like this one that fire up the stamina in fanboys' little brains.

And, as someone pointed out before, there more people thinking/feeling like the author of the review.

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RE[2]: fanboys
by WorknMan on Sat 28th Oct 2006 17:30 in reply to "RE: fanboys"
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2005-11-13

Is OSNews just an RSS agregator for anyone's blog out there or is it a site where one can read real journalism about operating systems that have been sifted through and approved by editors? I thought it was the latter. Now I am not so sure.

I don't really see what the problem is. Though the attacks on Pat were unnecessary, I found the info in the article to be most helpful. Any OS in 2006 that doesn't recognize a mouse out of the box isn't anything I'd be very interested in using, other than to tinker with. This article basically tells the newbies who want something 'that just works' to stay away, as well they should.

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