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AROS gets it's first locked thread
« on: October 06, 2003, 10:27:55 AM »
I'm not sure if this any kind of milestone, but It's kinda cool in a weid way.


@ Eugena:

I understand why you took down the AROS option, I would ask other to respect the decision, but it still makes me very sad :-( (was there not another course of action, other than removing the AROS option?)

Still @ Eugena: ;-)
I must say I'm pleased to see that Mr Bouma has lost his privilages.

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2003, 10:49:52 AM »
Howdy Bloodline,

I`ve tried downloading AROS recently but couldn`t unarchive it.  How do I do it?  I`m quite interested in seeing how it looks/works.  :-)
 

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2003, 10:55:06 AM »
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MoribundToot wrote:
Howdy Bloodline,

I`ve tried downloading AROS recently but couldn`t unarchive it.  How do I do it?  I`m quite interested in seeing how it looks/works.  :-)


Sounds to me like you downloaded using Windoze...

ok, You need a Bzip2 decompressor in order to extract the archive. That will extract a "tar" file, which can be opend using winzip... I'll have to update my website as soon as I get some time, since I use Zip on my site to make it easier for Windoze users :-)


Check out the screenshots on the Main site ;-)

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2003, 11:10:05 AM »
Hmm, perhaps you should mention osnews.com as i dont think everyone knows who Eugenia is.
To bad tough about the cheating, aros would surely have been competitive without that.
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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2003, 11:45:15 AM »
Thanks Bloodline. Yes I did download on WinXP.  I will try to find a bzip2 archiver.  AROS certainly looks impressive.
 

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2003, 11:55:26 AM »
@Bloodline

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I must say I'm pleased to see that Mr Bouma has lost his privilages.


How?What?Why?

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2003, 12:04:01 PM »
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I must say I'm pleased to see that Mr Bouma has lost his privilages.


How?What?Why?

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How: Because he abused them.
What: His moderator status on OSnews.com
Why: Only Mr Bouma himself can answer that...

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2003, 12:07:42 PM »
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MoribundToot wrote:
Thanks Bloodline. Yes I did download on WinXP.  I will try to find a bzip2 archiver.  AROS certainly looks impressive.


If you have any problems finding a Bzip2 decompressor for Windows just send me an Email (which can be found on my AROS site http://www.ahsodit.com/aros/) I will send you one when I get home.

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2003, 12:08:25 PM »
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To bad tough about the cheating, aros would surely have been competitive without that.


Maybe it was?
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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2003, 12:18:29 PM »
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bloodline wrote:
I'm not sure if this any kind of milestone, but It's kinda cool in a weid way.


I don't know, I sort of like the general absence of trolling from AROS users, it makes the whole project seem much more reasonable and respectable. The attitude of some people has honestly put me off using some alternatives.

Regarding .tar.bz2 files on Windows, I use WinRAR which you can download here. It handles most major archive formats, including LhA :-)
 

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2003, 12:19:55 PM »
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To bad tough about the cheating, aros would surely have been competitive without that.


Maybe it was?


It's a possibility but it might be best to let sleeping dogs lie on this one.
 

Offline MoribundToot

Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2003, 12:28:05 PM »
Thanks Bloodline.

I found one called 7-Zip that works.  WinZip just didn`t want to know despite claiming to support BZIP2 files.  Same with another program called PowerArchiver.

Thanks for your help.
 

Offline Warface

Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2003, 12:28:14 PM »
I admit I voted one time for AROS. Maybe it was too much? What happened exactly?
 

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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2003, 01:26:52 PM »
Eugenia wrote:

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Update: The AROS choice is now deleted. That will show you for tampering with the poll unfairly. It is very unfair for the other hobby OSes, for a poll that is so interesting to see genuine results. By tampering with the poll you are doing bad to your favorite OS, not good. What did you gain now? A deletion! For your interest, AROS had 5% before it got tampered


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I am monitoring the polls. There is no way an option can jump from 5% to 10% in 1 minute, especially after 2,650 votes. I also checked our refferal stats, expect a small post on a low-volume forum on amiga.org *yesterday* (and not when the problem occured), there is no one linking the poll in favor of AROS. The poll was tampered (it was getting 1 vote per second which is even more votes per second that osnews polls get in GENERAL, not just for a single option!), and it is not the first time this happened. It has happened before for FreeBSD and Debian in previous polls. We outsource our polls so we have little control over their code, so there are a few times that they are getting tampered by fanatics. This was one of these times.


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Re: AROS gets it's first locked thread
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2003, 01:46:35 PM »
@Bloodline

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