Linux turns 25..

Discussion in 'Technical' started by stg58, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member


  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Thanks to Linux, I was able to turn my back on windoz and I rarely look back.. Even less so as time moves on..

    HAPPY Birthday Linux!!
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Open source epitomizes the very essence of the human spirit; the collective works of many minds and offered freely to the world brings out the best in all of us. It is this spirit of exchange of information and creative effort which truly leads the industry, not commercialism. It has been fought for and carried by countless brave people who have donated time, expertise, and money. And it is still growing, stronger than ever, thanks to those who simply refuse to accept the shackles of corporatism and greed.

    Here's to 25 more, and like the essence of our souls, onward to infinity.

    Linux The Freedom to Choose.
  4. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Many thanks to melbo and this forum for getting me started all those years ago in Linux.
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  5. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Yep, They made my transition painless as well. Thanks to ALL you Tux gurus here in the tree. I really enjoy being free from the "spawn of gates".
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  6. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    It's only getting better too. Happy to see its growing adoption by the average user.

    I still game on a Win7 box. I surf on another box that is dual boot Win7/Mint 17. Have had one flavor or another booting on a spare box since the old Slackware days and was booting Debian until you guys here started talking Mint a few years back. Thanks for that btw.
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Good stuff guys. I struggled through the transition many years ago but am proud to say I only use Win at work these days. Fedora is my flavor for the past 3-4 years.

    Happy that we could help a few converts along the way!!
    Oh yeah, SM is running on Linux for the past 10+ years now ;)
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  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    lol Linus

    Guys, this is not a d**k-sucking contest.

    If you want to parse PE binaries, go right ahead. If Red Hat wants to deep-throat Microsoft, that's *your* issue. That has nothing what-so-ever to do with the kernel I maintain. It's trivial for you guys to have a signing machine that parses the PE binary, verifies the signatures, and signs the resulting keys with your own key. You already wrote the code, for chrissake, it's in that f*cking pull request.

    Why should *I* care? Why should the kernel care about some idiotic "we only sign PE binaries" stupidity? We support X.509, which is the standard for signing.

    Do this in user land on a trusted machine. There is zero excuse for doing it in the kernel.

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