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by uncle mark
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Nice job!
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Nice job!

rootetsy wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Not to mention that the people in the forum here seem very nice. This is my first post but I've been lurking for a couple of months now. :)
It used to be a lot less nice, but I don't post nearly as much as I used to.
by uncle mark
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Texstar
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Texstar

I just got the news that Texstar isn't doing well. A very respected and well liked member of the Linux community. https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,146233.0.html Ten years or so ago Texstar was on an unexplained absence for a considerable time and everyone in a position to know was ve...
by uncle mark
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Converting tar.gz to deb files
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Converting tar.gz to deb files

That capability of alien is designed to convert Slackware .tgz files to deb or rpm files. Slackware tgzs are precompiled binary packages in a standard directory format. Most tar.gz files are not this sort, but rather are source code that needs to be compiled. Alien is useless for those. Even in the...
by uncle mark
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Live USB installation win
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Live USB installation win

Artim wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:37 pm
I love the simplicity of the installer! Even technophobic kids can do it fearlessly!
Technophobic kids??? Isn't that an oxymoron?
by uncle mark
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Site Help
Topic: I wrote a tutorial (twice), was logged out whilst writing it?
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: I wrote a tutorial (twice), was logged out whilst writing it?

Yesterday I spent some time writing a tutorial in this section of the forum. It took a while. When I went to preview it I was logged out. :( So I logged in again, wrote a shorter version of the tutorial & the same thing happened. I then logged in again & tried to write this post & it wouldn't let m...
by uncle mark
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: MS Buying Github
Replies: 95
Views: 2916

Re: MS Buying Github

I "get" Adrian's position. It makes sense to have a wait and see attitude before bailing on GitHub, at least in the short term. That said, MSFT has proven to be ruthless when it comes to extinguishing their competition. I personally am not convinced they have anyone's best interests at heart except ...
by uncle mark
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: MS Buying Github
Replies: 95
Views: 2916

Re: MS Buying Github

It sounds like it is not difficult to move to Gitlab. I really hope it's a good alternative because people need an alternative to a MS owned operation.
MSFT (Ballmer) characterized Linux as a "cancer", infecting everything it touched. Now the shoe is on the other foot.
by uncle mark
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: MS Buying Github
Replies: 95
Views: 2916

Re: MS Buying Github

Does that mean people should run from github? I don't know. Maybe there is not a good alternative right now. But I would not be happy about this new move by MS. Gitlab: https://about.gitlab.com/ https://thenextweb.com/dd/2018/06/04/devs-are-flooding-to-gitlab-amidst-github-microsoft-acquisition-rum...
by uncle mark
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17
Topic: 32bit & 64bit Browser - Super fast and everything works.
Replies: 19
Views: 636

Re: 32bit & 64bit Browser - Super fast and everything works.

chrispop99 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:38 am
Sadly, from reports on our Facebook page, it seems Vivaldi won't play Facebook video.
Feature!
by uncle mark
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Mepis Help
Topic: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content
Replies: 19
Views: 1012

Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

arjaybe wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 pm
uncle mark wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Since it appears that DW doesn't like my Firefox, I guess I'm going to have to blame Mike.
No good deed goes unpunished, eh?
I want a refund.

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