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Gentoo: Modular X enters stable

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The X team has marked modular X stable for most architectures. The x86 and AMD64 architectures will update to X.Org 7.0, and other architectures will move to 7.1. If you haven't made the move yet, fasten your seatbelt.

A Gentoo diary: Intro

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Tired of normal distro reviews, I decided to write a review in the form of a diary. Written by an intermediate Gentoo user, this review offers some insight in administering a Gentoo desktop. So bear with me while I try to make my stuff work!

Gentoo Store Updates

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The Gentoo Store has updated its selection of clothing and schwag. The main addition is the new line-up of women's clothing sporting the Gentoo logo. This was done after requests were made from a few forums users, as well as to help with the proposed Gentoo Women project. Also, some new stickers and other items have been added to the Schwag section of the store, including a nice Gentoo wall clock. Updated CD media will be available after 2006.1 is released.

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Gentoo UK 2006 Conference

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Following on from the success of our 2004 and 2005 events, we are holding a Gentoo UK users-and-developers conference in Central London on July 8th. Anyone interested in Gentoo is welcome to attend.

Portage 2.1 Released!

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The Gentoo Portage Team is proud to announce that version 2.1 of portage has been completed and added to the tree for testing.

Backing Up and Restoring Using the cpio Command in Linux and Unix

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Gentoo
Slack
SUSE
Ubuntu

The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools. Unlike tar , in which the files to back up are typed in as part of the command, cpio reads the files to work with from the standard input (in other words, the screen).

Gentoo 2006.0: Elbow grease required

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Reviews

I've been toying with Gentoo 2006.0 off and on since it was released in February. Gentoo is a solid distribution, but it takes a little more work than most users might expect to get the distribution up and running.

Gentoo GNU/Linux - Speed, Stability, Reliability

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Reviews

I guess most of those, who are familiar with linux already heard of the fierce beast, which seeks for its prey in the Linux jungle, the Gentoo GNU/Linux distribution. Despite of what most of the people think, Gentoo is not about building everything from source, optimization flags, and text-mode installation.

Gentoo, Linux? Yes, Sometimes

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The Gentoo Foundation's Gentoo 2006.0 is a popular Linux distribution that attempts-and, most of the time, succeeds-in delivering a stable, manageable system while preserving fairly fine-grained configurability for administrators. Gentoo is great for testing and, with care, can serve effectively in production settings as well. Gentoo is a Linux distribution that succeeds in striking a balance between fine-grained configurability and ongoing manageability.

PVR stack, Gentoo Linux convert PC to PVR

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SageTV is distributing its personal video recording (PVR) software on a Gentoo Linux installation CD. The company previously sold a Windows-based version of its Media Center software, while offering its Linux version only to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Additionally, the company is shipping a "place-shifting" add-on for both versions.

My Gentoo Experience...

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I have done a Gentoo Linux stage 1 installation on my system.

+ Extreme Performance
+ Total Control
+ Learning Internals

- Takes Long Time
- Needs Internet Connection

Scheduling Backup Jobs using at and crontab

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Gentoo
SUSE
Ubuntu

You can schedule a command or a script using two tools. You can use the crontab command to run commands at regular times and at command to schedule a command or script to run a single time.

Gentoo on a 1and1 vserver

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HowTos

The company 1and1 recently started offering virtual servers based on the Virtuozzo virtualization technology. While these machines are quite cheap and provide a full linux work environment they run SUSE by default. Not my favorite linux distribution... I was pretty certain that I could also switch the server to Gentoo. So I tried and it is definitely possible.

RR64 Linux - My new favorite home desktop distro!

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Reviews

I think I have found my new favorite Linux for my desktop at home. While I will probably never move completely away from the Debian system, I think I have found a winner in RR64.

Systemtrash Episode 004: Gentoo 2006.0

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In the this episode of systemtrash we'll be looking at the brand new Gentoo Linux 2006.0.

Why I use...Gentoo?

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I've been using Gentoo for some 10 months now. I've recently come to understand why I use it over many of the other distributions out there which I have tried Slackware, SuSE, Ubuntu and Blag to name a few.

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My desktop OS: Gentoo Linux

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As a Linux newbie, Red Hat Linux 9 impressed me. When that excitement wore off, I jumped cold turkey into Slackware Linux. I tried Ubuntu but it was too slow for my low-end desktop, a 32-bit 1.58GHz Sempron 2300 with 512MB of RAM and no swap file. By this time I was a competent Linux user who enjoyed using the console. I wanted to go beyond distros designed to be user-friendly because I found them to be almost always slow on low-end systems. Gentoo Linux's speed, power, and many application and configuration choices made it an appealing choice for me.

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