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#16234 - 01/29/03 11:20 PM Why....?
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Why is this called the *nix & *nix forum? Not Unix & Linux?

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#16235 - 01/29/03 11:32 PM Re: Why....?
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*nix & *nix Security. Because it covers: Unix, Linux, BSD etc, people were complaining about the title saying "*Nix Security"
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#16236 - 01/30/03 01:32 AM Re: Why....?
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Point well put and the fact we are slackers ;+()
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#16237 - 01/30/03 12:47 PM Re: Why....?
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Why nix & nix, not *nix & *nux?

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#16238 - 01/30/03 02:23 PM Re: Why....?
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cas *nix symbolizes "unix" as a whole. Jesus scallion drop it, I changed it in the first place to people compaling, then a second time, I'm not changing it for a third...
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#16239 - 01/31/03 11:29 PM Re: Why....?
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My point is, you have a gaping huge typo on your forums. But you're the boss...

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#16240 - 02/01/03 04:50 AM Re: Why....?
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Uhm not really *lol*

1) if people say *nix than they mean all unix based operating systems

2) so if people say *nix security, they mean security of all the unix based operating systems


It's that simple...
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#16241 - 02/01/03 06:03 AM Re: Why....?
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Scallion, you seem to think the two words are supposed to be different in the forum topic:

"Why nix & nix, not *nix & *nux?"

When in reality, a true synonym would be:

"Unix/Linux, and Unix/Linux Security" (yes maybe Gizmo should've put a comma in there so you wouldn't get confused)

Seeing it that way, it makes sense that this forum is for discussion anything-related Unix or Linux. Before it was just Unix/Linux Security and people may have thought that any Unix/Linux discussion in this forum MUST be on security.

So as you can see:

"*nix & *nux Security"

does not work in the meaning Gizmo was trying to get across.
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#16242 - 02/01/03 06:06 AM Re: Why....?
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Correct...

I was tired of seeing unix and linux posts in general, people though these sections were for security relative postings only. We changed the names FOR this reason.
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#16243 - 02/01/03 06:53 PM Re: Why....?
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Heh. I'm happy. Don't worry. It's not like the forum is overflowing with threads

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