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Caesar2
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Texstar

#1 Post by Caesar2 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:39 am

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.p ... 233.0.html
MOTHERBOARD ASUS|F2A85-V PRO A85 FM2 R
PROCESSOR AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD
3.8G 4M FM2 R
MEMORY 8 Gig
Segate 250 Gig

VIDEO CARD - ONBOARD AMD/ATI
TRINITY [RADEON 7660D]
vesa/fglrx BUS: PCI EXPRESS

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Re: Texstar

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:01 am

Wow.. horrible disease!

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Re: Texstar

#3 Post by asqwerth » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:08 am

Oh no!
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Re: Texstar

#4 Post by Artim » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:58 am

I used PCLOS for a bit (to escape systemd) and really liked it. They have a vibrant, enthusiastic community and produce probably the best monthly Linux newsletter there is. What a terrible loss to all of us if Texstar leaves us early. Prayers up for him!
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Re: Texstar

#5 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:11 am

Caesar2 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:39 am
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.p ... 233.0.html
Ten years or so ago Texstar was on an unexplained absence for a considerable time and everyone in a position to know was very hush hush about it. Turned out he had been battling cancer, but came back with a clean bill of health. As is often the case, it appears the battle wasn't completely won, but he made the best of the time he was given.
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Re: Texstar

#6 Post by penguin » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:25 pm

So sorry. I have no words.

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Re: Texstar

#7 Post by asqwerth » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:42 pm

I'm still running PCLinuxOS MATE on one of my partitions.

After Mepis 6.5, PCLOS KDE4 was the second distro to "just work" on my Pentium 4 Dell machine with 1 GB RAM, including desktop effects (although I did have to copy over Mepis' xorg.conf file to get the effects to work).

What sad news.
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
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ASUS X42D laptop: AMD Phenom II, 6GB RAM, Mobility Radeon HD 5400

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