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I was going to buy some hardware to run an n64 emulator when it occurred to me that I had my old slackware chromebox lying around, as well as some controllers. In less than an hour I was playing Kirby64 the crystal shards. I even had the emulator already installed (I guess I tried doing this years ago).

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I miss using Slackware. It was such reliable OS to use, and one of the few distros you could run with little/no internet access.

After months of neglect, you know what I happened when I booted it up? It gave me a TTY login prompt, just like it always did before. Imagine that.

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@paul that awkward moment when you open old things only to find the thing you are thinking about is in there six times already.

that's how you know which projects stick around :blobcatlaugh:
@paul i've never had a linux distro just straight up not work because it sat idle for months. :blobcatwaitwhat:

one or two have gotten derpy when you eventually do try to update them. but that was mostly Arch.

@icedquinn The only Linux distro that did that to me was Ubuntu installed onto a surface pro 4. After it did that, I noped out and installed Alpine with the surface-linux kernel.

@icedquinn it's given me a lot of headaches too. but ubuntu gives me more headaches.

@icedquinn @paul I've actually lost count of the times a Red Hat VM has failed to boot on a new kernel version at work.

Which is funny for several reasons. It's minor patches, it's running in a generic vmware VM, and it's "enterprise".

Granted, a few of them turned out to be clueless developers cancelling mid-update and then rebooting, but it's genuinely failed many times where even reinstalling the kernel didn't help.

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