Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

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Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby ryptyde » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:18 am

Have thoroughly enjoyed the CD/DVD's that accompany the mag! Hope Mike can keep up the pace. Don't know if I'll be able to cope with a double-sided DVD but sure will give this one a try.

Thanks Again,

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RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby nelz » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:35 am

You're welcome.

As for the DS DVD, just take it one side at a time. Do the FC4 side first, the Debian side won't go out of date for at least a couple of years :D
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RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby Rhakios » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:50 pm

Are you going to let us know what you are moving on to nelz, or am I being too nosey?
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RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby Nobber » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:26 am

All these years, all those discs, and I still don't know how to pronounce Bothwick. :?
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RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby M-Saunders » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:40 am

"It's spelled B-O-T-H-W-I-C-K, but it's pronounced Mozilla!"

Or something.

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RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby jjmac » Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:44 am

>>
... the Debian side won't go out of date for at least a couple of years :D
>>

Very good (grin)


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Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby nelz » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:19 am

Nobber wrote:All these years, all those discs, and I still don't know how to pronounce Bothwick. :?


Both was in bother (well, almost), not as in both, wick as in wick, i.e. the w is not silent.
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Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby nelz » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:23 am

Rhakios wrote:Are you going to let us know what you are moving on to nelz, or am I being too nosey?


Yes you are :), but the answer is; a bit of this and a bit of that at the moment, mainly some web development work right now, plus I'll still be writing for the magazine.

It's more a case of the magazine moving on than me doing so. Future wanted a full time New Media Editor to handle the discs and the web site and I wasn't prepared to move to Bath to take a staff position (I was offered a similar position with Future four years ago and turned it down for the same reasons).

It makes sense for the magazine to do it all in house, once there is enough work for a full time in-house body, but it doesn't make sense for me to take such a position.
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RE: Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby Nigel » Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:01 pm

Hi Nelz,

just like to add my thanks for the great job you've done so far, and best wishes for the future (as opposed to the "Future" :roll: ).

Hope to be reading your words of wisdom for many more issues.

All the best,


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RE: Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby towy71 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:05 pm

gah! nosey schmozey :lol:
Seriously thanks Neil for lots of sage advice and for some great disks, if we ever coincide at a pub I'll happily buy you a beer or two ;-)
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RE: Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby Rhakios » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:41 pm

It's good to know you'll still be contributing to the magazine, and of course these forums. They wouldn't be the same otherwise. :wink:
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RE: Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby jjmac » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:47 am

:o

-=- And all success too, of course,

-=- And will certainly be looking out for the articles, as the advice has always been excellent.

-=- If it wasn't for past LXF cdroms, i would never have been able to get half as far with my Linux experiance, as i have otherwise been able to, thanks for that. It'll be a difficult role to fill, i think :)


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Re: RE: Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:05 am

jjmac wrote:It'll be a difficult role to fill, i think :)


Well, I'm optimistic I can maintain the same quality -- here're the highlights of the next coverdisc:

GNU Hello (http://www.gnu.org/software/hello/hello.html) -- with binary packages for Miracle Linux and LOAF!

ls statically linked with every library on the system (DVD only because of size)

PDFs of the Linux kernel source in 72-point fonts with double line-spacing

(Disc contents subject to change.)

Mike ;)
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Neil! Thanks for the Discs!

Postby Nobber » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:30 pm

^Some porn would be nice. (But it must be open source, of course.)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:34 pm

when you say the magazine is moving on, is it going to be like pcplus that went from quite good to quite crap almost overnight :?:
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