Posts Tagged "Linux and Open Source"

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560 review from a Linux user

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560 review from a Linux user

This week I bought a new laptop although my old one has still plenty of life in it thanks to Intel. Their graphics drivers suffer for over a year now and for the last months it became just impossible to work with. I appreciate the work of their developers, writing open source graphics’ drivers and leading in general graphics’ drivers, xorg server and linux kernel to a better setup (in-kernel drivers, kms, gem). But the thing is that while they are doing this their drivers are a pain to use. My old laptop, with an Intel T7300 CPU (2GHz, 2 cores, 4MB cache), 2GB of RAM and Intel X3100 can not even run properly firefox, konqueror, openoffice or eclipse. I...

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musearch: per ebuild USE flag descriptions on your terminal

Posted on Oct 8, 2009

musearch: per ebuild USE flag descriptions on your terminal

There is some material I want to upload to the site eventually. I will begin with musearch, a bash script useful to Gentoo Linux users. musearch lets you search for an ebuild and then displays it’s USE flags along with their description. It can be considered as a CLI interface to Mike Valstar’s site gentoo-portage.com. musearch uses portage (emerge), esearch or eix to search for an ebuild by name or by name and description. Then, provided the results aren’t too many (we don’t want to cause unnecessary traffic to gentoo-portage.com), connects to Mike Valstar’s website and downloads the USE flag descriptions for each result, formats them in a...

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