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Gentoo Creator Daniel Robbins: Making Linux Free and Flexible

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Interviews Open source software is a passion for some and a business for others. Daniel Robbins became "Tuxified" early in his computing education and was driven by a need to make Linux better than he found it.

Top 5 Benefits of Using Gentoo

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Gentoo Do you get adrenaline rush by just being on the bleeding edge of programming or computing? Is your dream computer experience filled with images of you customizing every aspect of your operating system?

Grand Theft Gentoo: Full-metal Stallman

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Humor The fine folks over at /g/ are working on a GTA inspired top-down where you play as RMS. Team up with Richard Greenblatt, Tom Knight, Bill Gosper, Eric S. Raymond and, Linus Torvalds and fight the evil Corps like Microshaft and, Crapple.

Also: Half-Life 2 Single Player Coming

FFmpeg vs libav: A distribution maintainer point of view of split

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aballier.wordpress: It’s been a while since I wanted to write about this and since there recently has been a sort of hijack without any kind of discussion to let libav be the default implementation for Gentoo, this motivated me.

Also: The case of defaults (Libav vs FFmpeg)

Gentoo: A Linux Distribution Where You Compile Your Own

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Gentoo The sheer number of different ways in which Linux can be run is astounding, as there are plenty of choices to go around. One distribution is very unique compared to most.

The difference between Ubuntu and Gentoo

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dilfridge.blogspot: Using/installing Ubuntu is like buying a car. It may have a few features you'll never need or use, and might need to have a couple features added as aftermarket parts.

Gentoo Recruitment: How do we perform?

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Gentoo A couple of days ago, Tomas and I, gave a presentation at the Gentoo Miniconf. The subject of the presentation was to give an overview of the current recruitment process, how are we performing compared to the previous years and what other ways there are for users to help us improve our beloved distribution.

Sabayon Linux - to choose or not to choose

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  • Sabayon Linux - to choose or not to choose
  • Gentoo Developers, Users Look At Gaming Future
  • Under the Hood with Arch and Gentoo

Gentoo Picks Screenshot Contest Winners

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Gentoo I used Gentoo for several years a while back, but I still remember the monthly screenshot threads. So, it always catches my eye when the Gentoo Website announces their official yearly winners. Today we found out the winners for 2012.

The State Of Gentoo FreeBSD: Gentoo Sans Linux

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Gentoo To some surprise, Gentoo FreeBSD -- the port of Gentoo running with the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel -- is progressing.

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I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold