OT: [Gllug] Debian or Slack

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Mon Feb 23 17:58:35 UTC 2004

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 05:48:30PM +0000, ben wrote:
> > Some people spend a lot of time compiling apps from
> > scratch for the
> > personal sense of satisfaction it gives them.  Good
> > luck to them but
> > they have more time than I do.  Others do it because
> > it makes them feel
> > 'leet, even though they only use the autoconf
> > scripts and don't know
> > makefile from a fairy cake recipe.  Such types
> > usually indulge in a lot
> > of tiresome penis-waggling about how this makes them
> > hard-core hackers.
> > If they do it in front of me, I usually aim to leave
> > them walking funny.
> I'd like to get away from this part of the thread. Yes
> slack users and others can sometimes be a bit "command
> line or die", but I'm not one. I do appreciate that
> you didn't aim this at me, though. :)

I wasn't aiming it at Slackware users in general, either.  Just off on a
tangential rant.

I like Slackware.  It's good to see people keeping a project as lean as
possible while still making it usable (please, nobody mention Gentoo at
this point).


If the universe were simple enough to be understood, we would be too
simple to understand it.
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