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On the Heels of Wheezy, Aptosid Releases 2013-01 79

Posted by timothy
from the different-drummer-to-similar-tune dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Right on the heels of Debian's 7.0 ('Wheezy') release, the Aptosid team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the 2013-01 release. Aptosid is a rolling release built on top of Debian's most modern branch Sid, providing the most up-to-date kernel available with patches and stabilization not yet seen in mainline, along with many patched Debian packages, all while maintaining 100% compatibility with upstream Debian (unlike other distros based on Debian). If you think Debian Stable is too old to be useful, give Atposid a spin!"
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On the Heels of Wheezy, Aptosid Releases 2013-01

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  • by Artifakt (700173) on Monday May 06, 2013 @01:08AM (#43639331)

    As the uncle of an autistic adult who has been called a gimp by various ignorant and vicious people, and seen his face when it happened, I literally think of the people who insist in clinging to that name as the equivalent of the KKK or the Manson family. I will not use the GIMP, and remove it from all installs I do. Large distros are turning off tens of thousands of potential users by insisting it's just a play on words, It's hateful, bigoted, and harms all the other developers of bundled Linux software that won't stoop to that level by association. However, out here in meatspace, I'm certainly not afraid of the software, I simply find it (and its creators) offensive.

  • by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Monday May 06, 2013 @02:05AM (#43639541) Homepage Journal

    As the uncle of an autistic adult who has been called a gimp by various ignorant and vicious people, and seen his face when it happened, I literally think of the people who insist in clinging to that name as the equivalent of the KKK or the Manson family. I will not use the GIMP, and remove it from all installs I do.

    Really? KKK or the Manson family? I agree with most of what you said in your comment, but I feel dirty for agreeing with you after reading that idiocy. Your comment is incredibly insulting in its insensitivity to people who have been killed for being different, rather than merely insulted — and more meaningfully, to their survivors.

    Anyone who defends the name of The GIMP is being lame. The GIMP is the poster child for why developers shouldn't name their own projects. But a cross-burning (or a lynching) it ain't.

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