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  • #117011
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      Hello all, I am a soon to be user of AntiX! (downloading the iso now)

      I heard about some of the drama surrounding AntiX in the comments of the recent DistroTube video “A Quick Look at AntiX 23”. After reading some older forum posts, I am impressed with anticapitalista’s dedication and principles. It made me feel like this is a safe place for me, so thanks. I wanted to think of a way to give back and show solidarity and the only thing I could think of was becoming active on these forums and using the distro as my daily driver. (and if i ever get some pocket change, a donation <3)

      As far as the distro itself is concerned, I appreciate keeping the system requirements low as it could help keep weak hardware out of landfills. I don’t know a whole lot about init systems and the systemd stuff, but I can’t imagine opting for a different one is going to bother me in the slightest. And hey, how much different could this really be compared to stock Debian? I’m sure it won’t be too hard.

      Anyway, can’t wait to get to know all of you! ^-^

      #117012
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      caprea

        Hi harpskid, nice you found your way here, welcome to antiX and the forum!

        #117015
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        PPC

          Welcome to antiXland.

          anticapitalista is great, puts a lot of effort on this OS and it shows. antiX 23 runs like the wind even on my old netbook, and does not look “outdated”, it has almost all the little details people coming over from other OSes expect (like GUIs to manage everything, etc).
          I’m apolitical by nature (but I’ve been told that my general world view tends to be leftist). Even so, since (EDIT: usually) Politics is not allowed in the forum (except in the Kaffeo, I guess), that is not ever a problem.
          anticapitalista and antiX catch some heat on YouTube because of being “antifascist” – I never knew a person that said he/she was “fascist”, no one wants to assume that, even if it’s true… so what’s the harm of assuming to be the opposite of that? That should be a nice thing, right?
          Since anticapitalista creates the distro, he can put any default links in the bookmarks that he so desires. If I was creating an OS I would not put any politically charged links, but that would be my personal choice.
          I do understand why some people (it seems, particularly from the USA) repudiate anything that has connotations with the left, socialism or antifascim. Those people have a very narrow mind set, and I would bet most know really nothing about world politics or really, anything that happens outside their country… but I can understand them refusing to use something that by default has links to stuff they consider offensive for some reason. I would never use a piece of software that had racist/sexist/nazi/imperialist affiliation or links, so I understand their refusal. All I can say is: it’s their loss. They are missing a great way to keep computers out of land-fields, a great community that provides better “customer service” than most paid “customer services”, and teaches me new stuff almost daily…
          I’ve been trusting all my computers to the OS that anticapitalista created for over 6 years and I never regret that!

          P.

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          #117032
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            Fully agree with all that you said. Also, thanks for pointing out politics isn’t allowed in the forum, I was unaware that this was the case. (although it makes perfect sense)

            #117035
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            caprea

              Political discussions are generally allowed in the antiX forum. However, they should not interfere with the general flow and disturb the real and essential goal of the forum, which is to help each other using antiX.
              Of course, the postings must not be insulting or in any way discriminatory towards any member personally.The place to generally start a political discussion is the Kafeneio Chats ” In a Greek kafeino”

              #117041
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              marcelocripe

                Hello harpskid.

                Welcome to antiX Linux and the Forum.

                I don’t know how to write in English and send my texts translated by the internet translator. I hope you can understand everything. If your native language is not English, please translate my original Portuguese language text in Brazil directly into your language with the help of internet translators that you will get a much better result.

                Please read my real welcome in the Welcome to antiX Linux and the forum (antiX 19, 21 and 22) thread.

                Start by watching this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUFqEKmIoY&t=18s in English.

                marcelocripe
                (Original text in Brazilian Portuguese language)

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                Olá harpskid.

                Seja bem-vindo(a) ao antiX Linux e ao fórum.

                Eu não sei escrever em idioma Inglês e envio os meus textos traduzidos pelo tradutor da internet. Eu espero que você consiga compreender tudo. Caso o seu idioma nativo não seja o Inglês, por favor, traduza o meu texto original em idioma Português do Brasil diretamente para o seu idioma com a ajuda dos tradutores da internet que você obterá um resultado muito melhor.

                Por favor, leia a minha verdadeira boas-vindas no tópico Seja bem-vindo (a) ao antiX Linux e ao fórum (antiX 19, 21 e 22).

                Comece assistindo este vídeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUFqEKmIoY&t=18s em idioma Inglês.

                marcelocripe
                (Texto original em idioma Português do Brasil)

                #117076
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                Xunzi_23

                  Welcome harpskid,

                  in my litle realm of thought antiX is political. Sharing with a community, helping eath other without pushing for maximum financial gain.
                  Occasionally a beer or coffee is enough :-). I am enemy, lefty.

                  Many of the extreme right in USA call themselves christians or bible true christians, anyone who doesnt think their way should be
                  eradicated by any means possible and they will be forgiven no matter what and go to paradise.

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                  #117092
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                  punranger

                    I wanted to think of a way to give back and show solidarity and the only thing I could think of was becoming active on these forums and using the distro as my daily driver.

                    I’ve seen people getting freaked out by the bookmarks included in antiX. You are free to explore these bookmarks, and free not to. You are free to use antiX, and free not to, and by default I think every single piece of software included in the ISO is free and open source, which means everything is totally transparent – you are free to make an informed decision. A further thing you can do is to educate yourself on what the concepts “free software” and “open source” really mean in this context. You can also do a little research on the names of the antiX releases, starting with the current one, “Arditi del Popolo”. They fought to bring down Mussolini in the 20s. Read about Grup Yorum, Manolis Glezos, Hannie Schaft and the others who had antiX releases named after them.

                    Like you, I’m amazed that this distribution and this support forum exists for free. The quality of the product and support rivals many commercial endeavours. It is a thing of wonder.

                    antiX linux: The best way to revive an old computer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCTaUAP6sSg

                    #117107
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                    Brian Masinick

                      I wanted to think of a way to give back and show solidarity and the only thing I could think of was becoming active on these forums and using the distro as my daily driver.

                      I’ve seen people getting freaked out by the bookmarks included in antiX. You are free to explore these bookmarks, and free not to. You are free to use antiX, and free not to, and by default I think every single piece of software included in the ISO is free and open source, which means everything is totally transparent – you are free to make an informed decision. A further thing you can do is to educate yourself on what the concepts “free software” and “open source” really mean in this context. You can also do a little research on the names of the antiX releases, starting with the current one, “Arditi del Popolo”. They fought to bring down Mussolini in the 20s. Read about Grup Yorum, Manolis Glezos, Hannie Schaft and the others who had antiX releases named after them.

                      Like you, I’m amazed that this distribution and this support forum exists for free. The quality of the product and support rivals many commercial endeavours. It is a thing of wonder.

                      I completely agree. By the way, if you look closely at the various people and causes that have been our release names, each of the individuals noted have stood for various forms of justice and were against the status quo of their time. I’ve come to appreciate all of them. Besides that, the underlying thing to understand is when you create something you have a right to highlight and feature whatever you want. So personally I have never chose to undermine any of that, and many times I’ve read about the people and the causes, and as a result, I’ve learned, and more than once I’ve changed my own “pre conceived notions”, so the bottom line for me is that I am thankful both for our distribution and the freedom to speak out about whatever our leader chooses to mention.

                      I also grabbed a book, upon recommendation from anticapitalista and it “opened my eyes” about many things. I’m thankful for all of this and I’m also respectful of other people with widely divergent thoughts, opinions, and values; that’s what REAL freedom is all about, and I’m glad this discussion and these comments have arisen.

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                      Brian Masinick

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