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Feedback & Suggestions / Debian Mirrors Redirector
« on: May 10, 2015, 08:34:54 PM »
I learned something new today.  There never seems to be a time when you can know everything about Linux.  Anyway, http://http.debian.net is a mirrors redirector.  What does this mean?  Glad you asked; from the horse's mouth:

The service [mirrors redirector] allows many of the nearly 400 Debian mirrors to be made available via a single address, adapting to your network location, IP family connectivity, and service availability.

Today, I received an email from Debian stating that the mirrors redirector is now hosted on debian.org infrastructure under the name httpredir.debian.org.

Following are samples of my updated sources.list under CrunchBang 11:

##DEBIAN
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
##DEBIAN BACKPORTS
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free

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Feedback & Suggestions / Necroposting
« on: April 18, 2015, 03:29:33 AM »
Verbage presented when registering for the forums says something about not responding to a thread where the last post is over a year old.  However, I went to post to a thread where the last post was over 120 days old and was presented with a warning stating such.  Am I getting on your nerves yet...and you don't have a demon smiley icon... ;D

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Introductions / Yet Another #! User
« on: April 18, 2015, 03:03:16 AM »
I decided to register for the forums because I had a question.  I've used CrunchBang Linux full time since March 2012.  In fact, I know VastOne from when he was a forum moderator for the CrunchBang forums.  I also see some familiar usernames here in the forums who have also posted in the CrunchBang forums.

I tried VSIDO not too long after it came out, but didn't care for fluxbox and wasn't sure how to get rid of it and install and configure openbox and tint2.  I've progressed quite a bit since that time in my Linux knowledge and am considering giving VSIDO another look.

I have played with a number of other distros in my time of Linux use:  Mandrake, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, antiX, Siduction, LinuxBBQ, Antergos (very nice Arch derivative), PCLinux OS, GoboLinux, Mepis, Salix,  SparkyLinux, Mint, Mint DE, and SolydXK.  I also use SystemRescueCD on a USB stick for resolving PC issues.

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Feedback & Suggestions / Off Topic Forum
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:49:22 AM »
You really don't have a forum for off topic discussions.  The "I've got a life," is close, but based on the description, discussion is for non-computer topics.

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Media Room / RenderMan Free for Non-Commercial Use
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:33:35 AM »
Pixar Studios has made RenderMan, 3-D rendering software, available for free for non-commercial use.

http://remixedcat.blogspot.com/2015/03/pixars-giving-away-renderman-for-free.html

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Feedback & Suggestions / Impressed with Forums
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:09:15 AM »
I'm very impressed with the forums so far.  Specifically, I like the look and feel.  I have found one problem/issue though; the views count for a thread increases when the OP views the thread.

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VSIDO Discussions / VSIDO vs Siduction
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:07:30 AM »
What prompted me to register for the forums was a post in the Introductions forum by a former user of Siduction stating that he was having issues with the distro.  The post immediately generated a question in my mind:  why choose VSIDO over Siduction?  Is VSIDO still mainly developed by VastOne?  I like the fact that Siduction has a version with just X and no application packages so that I can build it the way I prefer.

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