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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The Gentoo Portage Team is proud to announce that version 2.1 of portage has been completed and added to the tree for testing.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have done a Gentoo Linux stage 1 installation on my system.
+ Extreme Performance
+ Total Control
+ Learning Internals
- Takes Long Time
- Needs Internet Connection
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.
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.
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.
In the this episode of systemtrash we'll be looking at the brand new Gentoo Linux 2006.0.
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.
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.