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#1 2003-08-09 19:17:29

contrasutra
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forum at linuxquestions.org

OK, I know this is going to sound odd considering this is a forum.

Anyway, linuxquestions.org is a very popular Linux forum (42,000 members). Theres lots of people there that like to make the switch to Debian/Slckware/Gentoo, and when I mention Arch, most have never heard of it.

The admins over there like to have subforums for specific distros, but they like to get the consent of the distro developers. I think if you talked to them and get an Arch subforum, it would really increase our exposure. I think people just seeing the name and realizing Arch exists would be a plus.

You dont have to moderate the forum or anything, its handled by them.


"Contrary to popular belief, penguins are not the salvation of modern technology.  Neither do they throw parties for the urban proletariat."

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#2 2003-08-10 00:12:26

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

yeah it would be nice but trying to shut the gentoo zealots up about anything but gentoo is tough and frustrating. just like it is on justlinux.com


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#3 2003-08-10 04:54:57

rasat
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

contrasutra wrote:

Anyway, linuxquestions.org is a very popular Linux forum (42,000 members).
I think people just seeing the name and realizing Arch exists would be a plus.

I registered on linuxquestions.org and wanted to post the below "advertisement" on "Linux - Distributions" forum, but it requires to have minimum 5 posted posts to create a new thread. If you don't mind, would you like to post it? I noticed your are an active member. If you want to edit or add, please go ahead.

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Subject: Arch Linux (AMLUG live 0.2) v0.5

To get an idea what's Arch Linux and how well it works (if not yet tried), try "Arch Linux (AMLUG live 0.2) v0.5" which boot runs completely from CD. If its to your liking, run "hd-install" and copy the entire CD to your Hard Drive (607Mb). Hwd-1.0 (hardware detect) will detect your vga card and sound and the configuration is copied to HD thereby having  a running Arch Linux 0.5 on your machine with KDE-3.1.3, KOffice-1.2, Opera-7.11 and more. With pacman (AL's package manager) download your favorite programs (pacman -S <name of package>) and keep up with the latest versions by running "pacman -Su".

AL-AMLUG live CD:
http://amlug.org/new-projects/live-cd/a … ve-cd.html

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#4 2003-08-10 05:32:07

contrasutra
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Well, honestly, Ive been "promoting" Arch Linux a lot, and I dont want to look like a spammer.

But just stick around the forums, im sure you can help 4 people out. You are certainly knowledgable enough.


And they are up to 46,000 members by the way. wink


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#5 2003-08-10 06:00:16

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

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contrasutra wrote:

But just stick around the forums, im sure you can help 4 people out. You are certainly knowledgable enough.
And they are up to 46,000 members by the way. wink

I thought doing it but didn't know where to start.... 46,000 members have asked too many questions  smile.  I will do it.

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#6 2003-08-10 08:49:41

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Sup guys wink  If I can get this baby on my Laptop to start trying it out, I'd be happy to mention it if it's as good as I've heard.  Just reading around the boards now, checkin things out.  Looks like a mighty fine distro...

Cool

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#7 2003-08-10 08:52:00

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

contrasutra wrote:

But just stick around the forums, im sure you can help 4 people out.

By helping four people out I also learned more about Linux. I will continue to keep an eye on the LQ forums. Thanks.
Here is the live CD thread on linuxquestions.org:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … adid=80589

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#8 2003-08-10 23:12:16

contrasutra
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Hey MasterC, great to see you here.

But I think I remember you saying: "APT is for the lazy." wink


rasat: Yeah, the forums are pretty packed. Which is why its good publicity.


"Contrary to popular belief, penguins are not the salvation of modern technology.  Neither do they throw parties for the urban proletariat."

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#9 2003-08-11 04:24:21

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Maybe..  But I say a lot of things that I eventually end up eating my words on wink

I have grown (no need for flames big_smile ) pretty acustomed to Gentoo and it's got the portage thing going on.  I'm liking package management, as long as it's good.  I personally can't stand RPM's but that's mostly because of poor ideas that go into them (like having package and package-devel 2 seperate things..).

I'm all for GOOD package management, which apt definitely represents.  Combine that with high speed development for faster arch's (archlinux~slackware) and I'm all for it (hence the reason I wanna try it wink ).

smile

Thanks for the welcome!

8)

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#10 2003-08-11 11:58:51

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

sarah31 wrote:

yeah it would be nice but trying to shut the gentoo zealots up about anything but gentoo is tough and frustrating. just like it is on justlinux.com

Actually it's not as bad as I've seen elsewhere.  Not quite as many Gentoo 'zealots' as there are Slackware 'Zealots' but we have an increasing number of Deb 'Zealots' everyday.

Because of the massive number of people you get quite a diversity of distros, some of the time ones I've never heard of. 

smile

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#11 2003-08-11 17:36:23

contrasutra
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

I put it in the wrong thread.

Sorry.  :oops:


"Contrary to popular belief, penguins are not the salvation of modern technology.  Neither do they throw parties for the urban proletariat."

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#12 2003-08-11 17:44:37

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Please put up your dmesg output somewhere for us to gawk at, there's something terribly wrong.


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#13 2003-08-15 00:49:11

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Jeremy from LinuxQuestions.org found ths thread and responded: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … adid=82063

Thanks, Jeremy!

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#14 2003-08-15 00:58:33

contrasutra
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

This is great.  smile

I really think this will increase Arch's visibility.

Now all we need is a cute animal mascot.


"Contrary to popular belief, penguins are not the salvation of modern technology.  Neither do they throw parties for the urban proletariat."

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#15 2003-08-15 01:28:37

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Congratulations guys!  smile  I've been suggesting this distro around a bit, to some slackers and a few others.  Seems like some good stuff is brewing.

Cool

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#16 2003-08-15 01:38:35

contrasutra
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

Did you get it installed on your laptop alright?


"Contrary to popular belief, penguins are not the salvation of modern technology.  Neither do they throw parties for the urban proletariat."

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#17 2003-08-15 03:02:04

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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

apeiro wrote:

Jeremy from LinuxQuestions.org found ths thread and responded: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … adid=82063

Thanks, Jeremy!

Wahoo!  this is great news  big_smile

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#18 2003-08-15 11:49:22

MasterC
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

contrasutra wrote:

Did you get it installed on your laptop alright?

Nah, me and rasat figured it out...  I wasn't really thinking at the time, my lappy is a 586 (pentium 100) wink  No biggie, just hoping to get something really good on there, looks like I'm gonna have to settle with a lesser distro  8)   

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#19 2003-08-15 11:50:10

MasterC
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Re: forum at linuxquestions.org

W00t!  And with my above post, I graduated to "Regular"!  big_smile

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