Richard Freeman on 10 Mar 2010 08:07:15 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG N Follow-up: Gentoo and other

Thanks -

Anyone interested can download the slides at:

A few other Gentoo presentations can be found at:

If anybody is interested in any other Gentoo-related topics feel free to 
ask - I might be able to present something in the future.  I'm already 
feeling the urge to get Gentoo Prefix working in a few unusual 
environments and give a talk on that, maybe after I write up something 
on neatx.

Also - if there is interest in any of the other PLUG venues for a repeat 
of the talk let me know.


On 03/10/2010 12:42 AM, JP Vossen wrote:
> Thanks to Richard for a great talk on Gentoo, I learned quite a bit and
> will certainly play around with it at least in a VM.
> Related to Gentoo and it adapting the BSD port system, I highly
> recommend _Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD_
> by Michael W. Lucas (November 2007, 744 pp.).  See my full review:
> Even if you don't care about *BSD, it's a great read for Unix-y
> knowledge in general.  Put it on your x-mas list...
> If you are a SysAdmin or need to touch a Cisco device occasionally, I
> also recommend _Cisco Routers for the Desperate_ by the same author.  I
> suspect anything he's written is very good.
> I also mentioned ROXTerm, and how cool it is (and it's getting better,
> as the developer has been very responsive to my and other folks
> suggestions).  Even if you think Gnome-terminal is OK, check it out.
> And I mentioned Thunar, the file-manager from XFCE, which installs clean
> with no dependencies on Gnome and is far faster than Nautilus.  Perhaps
> it doesn't have all the same bells and whistles, but 98% of the time it
> does more than enough for me, and it does it a lot faster.
> Finally, the system I brought in for show-n-tell is a Meerkat
> (, and
> I just started using a Meerkat ION
> ( for a
> MythTV front-end.  I'll try to bring the Meerkat (not ION) to PLUG W
> next week too.
> Later,
> JP
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