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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:35 am    Post subject: The beer/distro connection Reply with quote

I was drinking some beer and it hit me...different distros are like different makes of beer. Perhaps your preference of beer reflects your distro (but maybe not since most people here are Gentoo users). Here's an example...

-RedHat and Mandrake are like big, mass-produced beers (like Anheiser-Busch beers).
-Debian and Slack are like micro-brews (like Abita or the Atlanta Brewing Company).
-Gentoo is like homebrew using ready-made ingredients.
-LFS is like homebrew where you grow the hops and barley in your backyard.

I enjoy Gentoo and brewing...but maybe that's just me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made an Oatmeal Stout once. I'm told it was good, but I didn't like it much. I'm my
worst critic. It had a way too clean finish. I moved, so I no longer have my friends
basement to make it in. Can't wait to buy a house so I can make more. I'm anxious
to try a barleywine and a mead :D.

One other thing... LFS still uses ready-made ingredients, unless everyone that does
LFS writes all their own utils ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
One other thing... LFS still uses ready-made ingredients, unless everyone that does LFS writes all their own utils ;)


Yeah, and I don't actually combine the atoms to create cells that grow into barley. I think the difference is that Gentoo is pre-packaged for easy usage just like a can of malt.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pizen wrote:
Yeah, and I don't actually combine the atoms to create cells that grow into barley. I think the difference is that Gentoo is pre-packaged for easy usage just like a can of malt.
I'll agree with you there, but I don't see LFS being the same as growing hops. Maybe writing your own recipies :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
I'll agree with you there, but I don't see LFS being the same as growing hops. Maybe writing your own recipies :D


I see writing my own recipies as writing my own ebuilds. Maybe it's the control thing. If you want absolute total control of your beer environment you can produce your own ingredients or for linux you can install every little thing individually without the aid of something like portage.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about those of us that don't drink???
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What about those of us that don't drink???
Then this thread isn't for you :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im much more of a gin and whisky and wine drinker but for beer my favorite is bulevard or corona some nice german imports are good too
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This whole thread reminded me of a set of celebrated fortune cookies describing OSes as beers (there is also another one with airline companies).
So, if you got fortune on your box, man fortune to see how to harvest all about beer and OSes in a single shot. If you don't have fortune installed, what on earth are you waiting for? Emerge it!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well im a gentoo user, and drink the mass produced (but canadian, so its good) beers "Labbatt Blue" and "Molson Canadian". My Debian buddies drink a smaller beer from out east called "Alexander Keiths India Pale Ale" (its also canadian), whereas my mandrake buddy drinks straight vodka and rum...

fortune was emerged just before gnome :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again a thread about drinkable drugs :)
I don't drink much beer, but I prefer smaller Labels, with their own recipies. And there are many different here in Austria - and we have got a "Reinheitsgebot": anything labeled beer may only consist of water, malt and hops. no other natural or chemical additions, not for conservation, not for taste. It's like they are all Source-distributions :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
craftyc wrote:
What about those of us that don't drink???
Then this thread isn't for you :D


Does that mean Linux is not for me??? :cry:
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

craftyc wrote:
kanuslupus wrote:
craftyc wrote:
What about those of us that don't drink???
Then this thread isn't for you :D


Does that mean Linux is not for me??? :cry:

That by no means says that Linux is not for you. There are many differences between Linux and beer. For example, Linux is freely distributed. Beer is [un]fortunately, not... :|
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tristam29 wrote:
Linux is freely distributed. Beer is [un]fortunately, not... :|


That all depends on which parties you go to. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pizen wrote:
Tristam29 wrote:
Linux is freely distributed. Beer is [un]fortunately, not... :|


That all depends on which parties you go to. :)
Yea, everyone usually steals my beer!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there's always things like that. I could buy a video game and let forty people install it. I was more thinking along the lines of people lining the streets handing out little cups of beer to pedestrians on their way to work like they do with water in a marathon. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tristam29 wrote:
Well, there's always things like that. I could buy a video game and let forty people install it. I was more thinking along the lines of people lining the streets handing out little cups of beer to pedestrians on their way to work like they do with water in a marathon. :)
"Where do you work?" (you tell them) "oh, take the bottle"
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tristam29 wrote:
I could buy a video game and let forty people install it.

I wish I could buy a beer and let forty people drink it and still have a complete beer for my enjoyment.

Tristam29 wrote:
I was more thinking along the lines of people lining the streets handing out little cups of beer to pedestrians on their way to work like they do with water in a marathon. :)

This is the greatest idea I've heard all morning. Someone should get on this.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: The beer/distro connection Reply with quote

Well, we were bound to have a great idea. Just look at how the thread started. 8)
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I was drinking some beer and it hit me...

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