This is the update metalhead nerds have been waiting for.

  • Ademir
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    1446 months ago

    Six Six Six, The kernel of the beast.
    Hell and fire was spawned to be released

    Boards blazed and reviewed codes were praised
    As they start to try, hands held to the sky
    In the night, the coffee is burning hot
    The commit has begun, Linus work is done

      • wvstolzing
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        56 months ago

        No, because he has already sent the beast with wrath.
        — because he knows the time is short.

        In any case, let him who have understanding
        reckon the kernel of the beast;
        for it is a human number;
        not a semver number. So don’t worry about it. \

        yieeeeeeaaaaaaaahhh

        • Ademir
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          66 months ago

          for it is a human number;

          for it is a binary number
          its number is 0000001010011010

          • @d3Xt3r@lemmy.nzM
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            106 months ago

            If you see the word “LILO” during your windows startup (just after you turn the machine on), your son has installed lunix.

            Wow, that’s a blast from the past! Completely forgot that LILO used to be a thing.

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              I remember dealing with migrating from LILO to GRUB when I was in high school, maybe 2005ish? It’s been a while. I remember the migration from ipchains to iptables, too (which is happening again now with the iptables to nftables migration)

              I used Ubuntu at the time… It was a great distro back then. I only had dial-up so couldn’t download large files easily, and Canonical or one of their local partners would mail you a CD for free regardless of where you lived in the world. I think that helped a LOT of people get into Linux.

              • @d3Xt3r@lemmy.nzM
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                56 months ago

                Similar experiences here. I remember waiting for the free CDs bundles with monthly magzines, and add then I’d the CD as a mirror in my repos to update my packages lol

                • @Grimpen@lemmy.ca
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                  36 months ago

                  Ubuntu was the distribution that had me switch from dual-booting with Windows as default to dual-booting with Linux as default.

                  I also remember ordering an actual Ubuntu disc, with the extra donation to fund the mailing for free program.

                  Now years later after lots of distro-hopping I just run Ubuntu LTS, and stay on the very boring LTS branch.

          • PhobosAnomaly
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            86 months ago

            Man I’ve seen derivatives of this stuff, but this must be the OG post - thanks for that!

            I thought the whole Lunix thing came from the elite hacker JEFF.K!!!11 so I’m chuffed there’s another level to this!

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              It’s funny because the first time I read it, I thought it was serious and was just written by a tech-illiterate parent. Saying that Comet Cursor and Bonzi Buddy are hacker software kinda gives away that it’s just satire though.

              oh I guess that’s also something that younger people may not know about… In the late 1990s / early 2000s, it wasn’t uncommon for people to install spyware to get things like custom mouse cursors, emoticons, and purple gorillas that help you navigate the web.

  • @wabafee@lemm.ee
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    616 months ago

    Can’t wait for someone extremely religious question if they should update to this cursed version.

  • Strit
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    486 months ago

    It’s a fancy number, but the release only fixes some wifi regressions. Nothing wild.

    • cheer
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      946 months ago

      I mean, wifi drivers have to be made from demonic arts.

      • debounced
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        66 months ago

        6.6.5 has been a massive pain in the ass with the MTK wifi in my asus g14. very happy this got released quickly, no more deadlocks!

    • @soupcat@sopuli.xyz
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      156 months ago

      I had been trying out Linux and finally decided to install it to my ssd. The timing ended up such that I got the wifi issues on the new install but not my old one, and they basically make the OS unusable. I didn’t realise any of this and am new so did heaps of reinstalling and searching trying to figure out what had gone wrong since it was all fine when it was installed on my HDD.

      I finally found some forum posts and bug reports about this after wasting a day assuming it was something I’d done wrong 😂.

      Gonna stick to lts kernel from now on I think. 6.6.6 seemed pretty fitting to me, even if it was 6.6.5 that actually broke it.

  • Orcocracy [comrade/them]
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    376 months ago

    Yay, happy hail Satan day everyone. I remember when Intel chickened out and rounded up their 666 megahertz pentium 3 processors to report as being 667 megahertz. Absolute cowards, no wonder China is kicking their ass.

    • Chewy
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      86 months ago

      Iirc it’s a thing for hotels to not have a room number 13.

      • @Petter1@lemm.ee
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        36 months ago

        And that there is no version 9: no windows 9 no iPhone 9 etc. I think it’s s unlucky number somewhere in Asia

        • Palacegalleryratio [he/him]
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          iirc the no windows 9 thing was actually because a lot of software ran a compatibility check like:

          if windows version = “windows 9*” then open legacy mode
          

          This worked for software written for newer windows like xp but still allowing a legacy mode on older windows versions like 95 and 98. Problem was this also put that same software running on windows 9 into legacy mode. So they called it windows 10 to sidestep the compatibility issues.

          • Chewy
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            36 months ago

            It’s great to see to what lengths Microsoft goes to keep backwards compatibility. Compared to how a minor glibc update broke Linux apps without much warning. Without supporting legacy workflows I don’t think Microsoft would’ve had the market share they have today.

          • @azertyfun@sh.itjust.works
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            26 months ago

            I believe that’s apocryphal… Some people came up with that theory on twitter, but AFAIK it’s not been confirmed. It only matters in some edge cases of an edge case.

            And let’s be real, if backwards compatibility really mattered, they could have made the API return “Nine” or “IX” or whatever and used “9” everywhere else in the UI, marketing, packaging, whatever.

            The real reason is probably the simplest and stupidest: Microsoft’s marketing department got impatient and went for the big round number because 10>9. Also why NVIDIA went 9xx->10xx->20xx… bigger number = better, it’s really that mind-numbingly stupid.

      • Ademir
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        26 months ago

        In Japan it is number 4 because sound like their word for death (something among those lines)

          • @OsrsNeedsF2P@lemmy.ml
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            If it’s anything like Korean (and it probably is), it’s specific when you can use each version of the word so it’s not like you could simply swap shi for yon

  • @seaQueue@lemmy.world
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    246 months ago

    Is it time to start shit posting on myfacespace about the satanic computers running the world already?

      • @Petter1@lemm.ee
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        66 months ago

        Lol, I really thought that this is satirical 😂 but now it seems so real, I’m confused.

        • @Grimpen@lemmy.ca
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          26 months ago

          It kind of makes sense. First I’ve ever heard about Ubuntu Christian Edition as well, but it seems to mostly be set up with filtering in mind, with the DNS tools and such. Add in productivity software aimed at preaching I guess, and you have a “safe” OS for kids and the laptop hooked up to the projector at a church.