This is the update metalhead nerds have been waiting for.

  • Ademir
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    1386 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

    • PHLAK
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      326 months ago

      Long Term Satan?

      • 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

      • @[email protected]
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        196 months ago

        … I thought Lunix was invented by the infamous Soviet computer hacker Linyos Torovoltos.

          • @[email protected]M
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            86 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.

            • @[email protected]
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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.

              • @[email protected]M
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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

                • @[email protected]
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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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            66 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.

  • @[email protected]
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    586 months ago

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

    • SuperDuper
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      416 months ago

      Time to make the switch to TempleOS.

    • @ikidd
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      276 months ago

      “Trinity Desktop will not function on this version of Linux”

  • Strit
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    446 months ago

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

    • cheer
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      956 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!

    • @[email protected]
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      146 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.

  • @subtext
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    286 months ago

    The kernel I didn’t even know I needed

  • @seaQueue
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    246 months ago

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