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  1. In the Blue Box Bill of Materials XLS,, it looks like the 1K Ohm, 1/6 watt, 5% Carbon Film Resistor model P1.0KEBK-ND is no longer being sold by DigiKey. Now, I've only just started learning about these kinds of things, and I know next to nothing, so I just wanted to check and see if I could use this a substitute,


    I don't see why not


  2. :lol: your trying to make a linux distro and asking these questions! :lol: :lol:

    some imagnation kid :lol: Boy how often have I heard this on the forum and honestly gang how many actually committed to the project or the self appointed task. Dream on kid, let us know when we can actually test the distro or help with development of it. It's just idol talk of your big dreams in hope of fame and fortune but hackers stop dreaming long ago. they have visions and people see the result of there visions. Seriously, why time and space even mentioning something you will fail to commit to.

    I've been toying with the idea of making a Linux distro and wanted

    A. To know what you think is wrong with current distro's,

    B. Any suggestions for design or implementation,

    C. and the answers to these questions:

    • * What package management should I use? Should I make my own?
      * How does one construct SRPM's?
      * Is it possible to implement static linking b/w lib's in RPM?
      * What packages should I have? What window managers should I include?
      * If I base it on a current distro, which one?
      * What architecture should I optimize for? i386, i486 etc..

    Thanks in advance :)


  3. The only real reason to downgrade to Linux 2.2. If your trying to learn kernel development and to understand the kernel stuff more and then upgrading as you learn on say a development box or labtop. Other than that there is not reason to do what you implied :pirate:


  4. Ok being a newbie is hard because you tend to do stupid things and mess up. I hope that writing this isn't one of em...

    Ok I'm a newbie and I want to be a good hacker. I don't know where to start. Hacking is such a large field that when you first come into the scene you're overwhelmed with information. So could anyone out there help me out with finding a starting point for hacking? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    you could give this ebook a spin


  5. :mumble:

    Like what features by default that the os has that they like. Not i use this or that.

    NetBSD has a very slim install without all the bloat that I like.

    If you don't know :unsure: maybe you shouldn't answer


  6. why not use fetchmail + emacs

    emacs shouldn't be used in general, but as an email client that's even more blasphemy.

    Ok, your a vi man but emacs has many great uses, no pun intended.


  7. For me it's NetBSD!

    Why, besides being the most portable os on the planet?

    NetBSD's default settings are even more secure than OpenBSD's. Like sshd, portmap, sendmail & inetd services turned off by default and sshd's PermitRootLogin set to "No" (as it should be).

    Taken from NetBSD site:]:

    NetBSD has the least number of security bugs reported in any public forums (such as bugtraq). We believe in security without the hype.

    This makes my world even a little more simpler.

    Less exploits translates into a little more security.

    That's my opinion and you have yours that's OK.

    I use NetBSD not because is the most secure OS in the world, I use it because I can make it be the

    most secure OS in the world. Got my drift.

    What about you? Why do you use your favorite *nix distro?


  8. phax, I'm confused, are you saying you can change a LISP script while it is running? And it will reflect the changes in the script that's already running? That sounds a bit...different. O_o

    Yes, from within your lisp IDE or environment just connect to the running lisp process & make needed changes to function or code and re-eval. It's also a good the to add documentation to functions, so you can get documentation on the while debugging the lisp program or script.

    (defun read-file ()
    "READ-FILE, no args, prints file object."; this a documentation string, make as
    ; long as u like but within quotes;-)
    (with-open-file (stream "/etc/passwd")
    (do ((char (read-char stream nil)
    (read-char stream nil)))
    ((null char))
    (print char))))

    then a

    (documentation 'read-file 'function)

    would get the documentation for the function read-file


  9. You sound like jedibebop, genuflecting over clisp.

    I like ion3 a lot.

    clisp is the GNU version of Common Lisp.

    I wasn't trying to boast about Lisp, just throwing different wm into mix.


  10. thanks for the advice, yea i heard that aparently netbsd can run on alot of different machines.

    even a toaster!!!?!?

    i have got freebsd up and running fine on my laptop. :voteyes:

    ;-) Glad to hear!


  11. Thought I'd share these two window managers, if you haven't heard of them.

    They're based on GNU screen, sometimes i like to get away

    from the fancy graphics or either I don't have the resources to run the fancy pancy graphic crap.

    This is where ratpoison comes in hany, plus I love the GNU Screen program.

    But I have to say that the Stumpwm, which is similar to ratpoison is my personal favorite.

    It's written in 100% pure Common Lisp, which means I can hack it while it's still running.

    That's the beauty of lisp programming, code it, run it, debug it while it's running without ever stopping the program.

    Ahh, the joy of Common Lisp + Emacs.... :ninja:


  12. Ok, here a simple solution have you look at

    maybe try NetBSD, a friend of mine had no problems running NetBSD on that series labtop. (With some tweaking of course)

    If you don't have the time try DesktopBSD, if that not what you need. Then go with a linux that you know how to run this on.

    If no prior linux knowledge, to get it to working then you are really in the same boat.


  13. yeah, and if your compiling a application package that requires the GNU version of make you'll have to use gmake. '(gmake = GNU make)

    BSD uses BSD's version of make :spawn1: no need to worry thou. Install Linux binary compatibly on *BSD if you think you

    might want to run Linux applications on your BSD box.

    But once you get the BSD way of thinking, you'll love it. While you at it try OpenBSD and NetBSD as well.

    I started out with FreeBSD, and tried the others and found that I like NetBSD more than the others for a development environment.

    Now I wouldn't give BSD, for Linux unless I'm force to. Don't get me wrong, I like Linux as long as it not rpm-based. I hated the whole

    rpm system of managing packages. That's why if I must use Linux, it'll be Debian or Slackware for me.

    But enjoy FreeBSD maybe it'll conform to your way of thinking or the other way around. Have phun basically :lol:


  14. Openbsd!!!!!

    although i hae just started to use openbsd after being a freebsd user for a while, i love openbsd dispite the fact that freebsd is more stable than openbsd. i cant get over the security of Openbsd.

    theo de raadt is the man!!! :fireskull:


    I feel you bsd-roo! OpenBSD for servers or (NetBSD) But Distro wars are :nono: very pointliess.

    But as recurring as the new users who enter the Open Source World.

    NetBSD is for me since mostly the hardware I run on is sometimes older like a 286 machines with 16mb and. And I may need the use it on some other device.

    But as Linux goes, Debian or Slackware I like their installation process very minimal without the bloat. I always like to install only apps or services I'll actually use.

    If your new to open source quit asking everyone's opinion, go buy a 20 pack of blank CD's, burns ISO's ot the distro you think you'll like. Try them out, and you'll eventually find the perfect distro for you and your way of thinking.

    Hey, that's just my 25cents