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Tue, 28 Mar 2006

12:00 AM - Old redhat

I've been looking for old redhat releases for my school project.. ftp://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en

bout fucking time!

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12:00 AM - MPAA sues "search engine"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4853674.stm

The lawyer arguing for torrentspy has a serious point. Linking a site doesn't mean you control the content of the file. Google gets away with it.

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12:00 AM - My review of Gentoo 2006.0

Gentoo has gone down hill with its latest release. I was very excited about the new graphical installer. It only seems to work properly if you are using DHCP. Anyone using static ip addresses will find that it has serious problems. Picking any option will require at least 1 connection via emerge/portage and it will fail dns resolution. If you happen to use 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.12 for your dns on your internal network, it will work great. (hard coded by a gentoo developer) One solution is right before hitting the install button, go to /etc/resolv.conf in a terminal and put a known good dns server. I believe you will need to use sudo to do this. Also, expect to edit your net.eth0 config and init.d scripts upon installation and bootup.

Worse yet, gentoo handles multiple nics in a system very poorly. Expect problems if you have more than one network adapter that does not use dhcp AND/or you only have one pluggeed in and its not the first one!

I think they have a long way to go. I see why they avoided building an installer during 2004 and 2005.

Overall the conclusion is skip it. If you want gentoo, just use an older version and emerge like crazy!

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12:00 AM - My Review of Suse

I've tried suse on another box recently. Previously i've tried Novell's Suse Live dvd and eval cd and dvd copies. Most of the time the disks would not read in any system after redownloading and burning on macs and pcs. (suse 10)

This time I downloaded suse 9.1 personal (iso) and installed it. I now see why everyone loved suse at a time. Prior to novell's monkeying it was a great product. Had I tried it seriously without my love for redhat, I would have grown to think its the best thing ever. Now I feel that redhat is very poor and yet newer suse builds won't install properly. I've talked to others who've had hardware and software errors like crazy. Maybe the upcoming 10.1 release will bring back the charm of this lovely linux distro.

Currently I recommend using an older version of gentoo, redhat enterprise linux 4 (not 3 if you have a radeon card), or 9.1 or older suse. Avoid Fedora core unless you like playing with firewalls and avoid ubuntu unless you don't do ANY programming whatsoever. If its literally a desktop, go for it. Sun's java desktop system release 1 was great as well. I've never tried jds 2 and jds 3 for linux is not widely available.

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12:00 AM - WoW down

Blizzard released the latest patch for WoW. Aside from yet another large patch, the realms are all down! Everyone of them! Ok I lied. There are about 5 up! Not mine of course.

On the upside, I found a JRegexpTester app on source forge thats a Regular expression tester written in java. Its quite nice looking. Almost feels macish. :)

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