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Rolling-Release Distro Face-Off: Linux Mint Debian Edition vs. Gentoo

Posted 09-12-2010 at 12:08 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 09-14-2010 at 05:28 PM by Kenny_Strawn

Here are the pros and cons of several rolling-release distros that I have found:

Pros of Gentoo:
  • Is rolling-release and also source-based
  • Gentoo's ebuilds pull the most bleeding-edge software and dependencies from the apps' websites' Git repositories
  • Package manager actually supports binary packages (in the confines of proprietary drivers/browser plugins)

Cons of Gentoo:
  • Live CD only boots to a console
  • The command that
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Currently trying out the rolling-release Linux Mint Debian edition -- and loving it

Posted 09-11-2010 at 10:26 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 09-12-2010 at 11:17 AM by Kenny_Strawn

Thanks to the wonderful LXer News Bot, I have found a Linux distro that just might be my new favorite: A version of Mint that is based on Debian instead of Ubuntu, and is rolling-release.

"Rolling-release" means that there is only one repository for one version that is constantly being updated. This means that you don't have to keep adding repositories to add bleeding-edge software. Ultimately this means that I don't have to keep upgrading to alpha/beta versions of Linux...
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About quantum computing: The Quantum Integrity Postulate

Posted 09-09-2010 at 05:09 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

While in physics class today at school, reading about nuclear/quantum physics reminded me of several PC World articles I have read before about quantum computing and the horror stories about data decoherence.

First of all, let me tell you what quantum computing is: It's the ability to process large numbers much faster and more accurately than current-day computers through the use of quantum binary data.

Example of classical (current) binary data:

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ReARMament 2

Posted 09-09-2010 at 10:31 AM by brianL
Updated 09-09-2010 at 10:33 AM by brianL
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Well, after all that messing about, I've got ARMedslack on a SD card. Again, there was a little hitch with cfdisk, can't remember the actual wording, but it refused to do the partitioning. So I used gparted instead. Haven't decided what I going to use this SheevaPlug for, there's a few possibilities. I was more interested in installing ARMedslack, than any practical use. But I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it. Here's the obligatory screenshot (the white line isn't hiding anything, I...
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MirrorBrain - Download Redirector and generates Metalinks, Torrents and crypto-hashes

Posted 09-09-2010 at 09:31 AM by sridhar11

MirrorBrain is an open source framework to run a content delivery network using mirror servers. It solves a challenge that many popular open source projects face - a flood of download requests, often magnitudes more than
a single site could practically handle.

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