howtogeek — 2013-05-16T16:03:02-04:00 — #1
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geek — 2013-05-16T16:09:43-04:00 — #2
It's such a let-down. I was hoping it would have a really catchy name with some sort of weird nerd spin, like most everything else in Linux. Perhaps we should come up with a better name for it.
afifplc — 2013-05-16T23:45:05-04:00 — #3
Yeah, let's call it supercalifragilisticexpialidocious instead
nsdcars5 — 2013-05-17T08:55:27-04:00 — #4
Why does every single one of the questions at the Question and Answer section come from somewhere in Stack Exchange?
geek — 2013-05-17T09:18:42-04:00 — #5
Because we are republishing the most interesting stuff we find on StackExchange - mostly SuperUser. They are creative commons licensed, so we can republish with a link back.
Personally I think it's a great way for us to highlight the interesting stuff they have, and I'm guessing they don't mind.
nsdcars5 — 2013-05-17T23:29:38-04:00 — #6
Well, we can also, say, host a question ourselves, can't we? Suppose, you ask the forum members to ask a question every, say, Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, you choose the best question and answer it.
edward_yap — 2013-05-22T06:24:41-04:00 — #7
Can't call it a C prompt all the time. As mentioned in the answer, one can be on drive A or drive D. It was properly called a DOS prompt, and should still be called that, because even in Windows you can get to the command line only in a DOS window. Or else it is called a command prompt. But I can't agree with C prompt.