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The November 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:
Imagination Technologies has donated two MIPS64-based Ubiquiti ERLite-3 routers, plus resources to aid Gentoo in providing up-to-date root file system builds for MIPS.
Imagination Technologies is a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies. The company creates and licenses market-leading IP solutions for graphics, video and vision, CPU/general purpose processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform voice and video communications. Imagination's MIPS CPU cores and architectures range from solutions for ultra low-power 32-bit microcontrollers to high-performance 32/64-bit advanced applications and network processing. MIPS is supported by a broad ecosystem of tools and software including open source Linux distributions like Gentoo.
LinuxTag 2013 runs from May 22nd to May 25th in Berlin, Germany. With more than 10,000 visitors last year, it is one of the biggest Linux and open source events in Europe.
You will find the Gentoo booth at Hall 7.1c, Booth 179. Come and visit us! You will meet many of our developers and users, talk with us, plus get some of the Gentoo merchandise you have always wanted.
What? FOSSCOMM 2013
Free and Open Source Software COMmunities Meeting(FOSSCOMM) 2013
When? 20th, April 2013 - 21st, April 2013
Where? Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
FOSSCOMM 2013 is almost here, and Gentoo will be there!
We will have a booth with Gentoo promo stuff, stickers, flyers, badges, live DVD's and much more! Whether you're a developer, user, or simply curious, be sure and stop by. We are also going to represent Gentoo in a round table with other foss communities. See you there!
Pavlos Ratis contributed the draft for this announcement.
Figure 1.1: End of World
Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers, ready to rock the end of the world (or at least mid-winter/Southern Solstice)! The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.
A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.
The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20121221 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20121221 version is for x86_64 only.
If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.
Gentoo - Still alive and kicking ...
As the quantity and quality of this year's entries will attest, Gentoo is alive, well, and taking no prisoners!
We had 70 entries for the 2012 Gentoo screenshot contest, representing 11 different window managers / desktop environments. Thanks to all that participated, the judges and likewhoa for the screenshot site.
Building a website that fits the needs of users and editors alike is hard. That's why the Gentoo PR team would like to ask you a few questions about our websites, mainly www.gentoo.org, but also about our other sites.
Thanks for your time and interest in making our website experience better!
After the success of the 2011 Screenshot Contest the Contest Team is doing it again!
Gentoo Users, Developers, and Staffers are encouraged to submit their sweetest screenshots. This year likewhoa went all out and put together a custom cms for us to use for the contest. Please head over to the 2012 Contest Page for all of the details.
You can visit this forum post for comments and suggestions. OK enough talk, get started tricking out that desktop.
Today, the most ambitious Free Software event of the Czech Republic officially opens registration! We’ve got an awesome event for you in store with sessions on all major subjects in Free Software and around it. Entry will be free of charge for everyone and we’ll give you 4 events AND a bonus track for that money! One of the events will be our very own Gentoo Miniconf 2012.
We hope to see you all in Prague on October 20-23 2012!
Theo Chatzimichos provided the draft for this announcement.
We are pleased to announce the initial x32 release candidate. This is a new ABI for amd64 platforms that aims to marry the best of both worlds: smaller pointers from 32bit x86 with more registers and enhanced instructions from 64bit x86_64. All you need to get started is Linux 3.4!
For more information, please check out the Gentoo developer mailing list.