Heading out behind you, DJ.
So this is some funny shit. Hmm, one year, one year, one year...
Second, in the last year, just in case Philip hasn't noticed, this forum has degenerated into such petty, harping, and hateful vitriol, that I personally rarely come around anymore.
And what a bunch of crap...
Fourth, and lastly, the need of some of you to speak down to others and be so arrogant and pompous (speaking directly here, the BBQ bunch that has split off from Crunchbang and created their own 'offensive' little group) is seriously hurting Crunchbang!
Whatever. Y'all have fun!
@JWJones, I'm also preparing my move away from Google. I found myself too reliant on many of the services and of course, the popular privacy issues...
I also dumped Dropbox last week. It uses a ridiculous amount of resources (to me, anyway) on both Linux and Mac. And unless you encrypt the files you put there, the security sucks. In the meantime, I keep the files I used to keep there on the 10GB of storage I have with my ISP, via FTP. Works just fine for me.
I pulled the plug for the third and final time back in January. Best move I ever made. What a useless time suck. Like you, I had no reason to be on there, but somehow found myself on there all the time (a drawback of being behind a keyboard 9-10 hours a day, I suppose). There was a short period of withdrawal, but now I can't imagine ever going back.
All the security and privacy issues aside (and those are enough not to be there), I just got tired of endless pointless drivel, and sometimes drama caused when things were misconstrued and such.
I also got rid of all Google products and services at the same time.
Never mind. I just checked a review on www.distrowatch.com and Slackware is not bleeding-edge.
Running Slackware-current is pretty bleeding edge. Not Arch bleeding edge, but still fairly bloody.
By the way I am surprised that many people thought he was clean. I am not sure a single racer is clean in pro-cycling for that matter.
Seriously. Doping has been going on for years in pro cycling. I thought it was pretty naive that people thought otherwise. Pharmstrong ain't alone, just an easy target.
Slackware is like a chastity belt and starts to feel cob Webby after a couple of years. I love it but after you build it up, it's hard to convince yourself to hop around..
Ain't that the truth! I have two desktop machines at work that serve as Linux experimentation boxes. One is now dedicated to Slackware 14, as I have it set up exactly how I want it, and don't want to compromise that, while the other box serves as the distro-hopper. It's currently running siduction 13.1.0 LXDE, which I'm liking very much.
I'm also running LinuxBBQ "Enough" on my ThinkPad T61, along with #!. Quite hooked, too.
I also dropped Dropbox, just today. I had been thinking about doing it for quite some time, but hadn't found a solution that I was happy with yet. Right now, I have the files stored on the 10GB of free FTP space I have with my ISP.
I had considered SpiderOak for security, but as that is a proprietary software solution, I think I will forego that. I'm considering git-annex or BitTorrent Sync, and looking at other options, as well.
switched from their custom, beautiful FVWM desktop (I still have the disk), to E17.
he/they changed a couple releases ago
hope they go back
the e17 is nowhere near as nice
could never get the damned thing installed though
i tried to copy their configs and put them on a bbq spin but that was a disaster
i dont think any desktop looks and works as nice as that setup they had
Yeah, I think 2.6.5 was the last release with FVWM (I still have the disk). I didn't have a clue how configurable and beautiful FVWM could be made until Austrumi. I agree, the E17 setup isn't nearly as nice and distinctive.
My experience with installation is the same... never could do it successfully. That would have been a nice LinuxBBQ spin!