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  1. Me 2 CerealKiller
  2. Emacs + newsticker.el is a nice alternative to googlereader
  3. I don't see why not
  4. :voteyes: WOOT! slackware got 11 votes
  5. Hey gloomer do you truly believe they will commit to the project or is this thread dead from idol talk.
  6. your trying to make a linux distro and asking these questions! :lol: some imagnation kid 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.
  7. Enough said, All master men judge men by what they are not what they seem to be; not by their reputation and their fame.
  8. 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:
  9. With all the DNS choices out there. Has anyone tried MaraDNS it's as secure as djbdns but easy and very quick to setup.
  10. 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?
  11. ipfilter is another alternative now.
  12. So what's the hold-up? You might have it done by the time your 65
  13. you could give this ebook a spin
  14. :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 maybe you shouldn't answer
  15. on the mac parrallels works 10 times better than vmare they are even trying to support 3d accelation in the next release.
  16. 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....
  17. 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.
  18. I would say NetBSD will work nicely. I run it on a old machine here: Pentium P54C 99.72Mhz 32Mb of ram and a 1gigabyte HD. running for two years none stop :pirate:
  19. why not use fetchmail + emacs
  20. 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
  21. clisp is the GNU version of Common Lisp. I wasn't trying to boast about Lisp, just throwing different wm into mix.
  22. ;-) Glad to hear!
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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