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I havent realy pursued the option of roseville and sacto LUG but i will look
into it thanks :)
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>    1. Re: Gentoo Linux? (Rod Roark)
>    2. FWD: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 7 (nbs)
>    3. old news? (Christine Scobee)
>    4. need a way to get red hat 7.3 (colin kelly)
>    5. Re: need a way to get red hat 7.3 (Peter Jay Salzman)
>    6. Re: old news? (Ryan)
>    7. RE: old news? (tlburnett@ucdavis.edu)
>    8. Re: old news? (Christine Scobee)
>    9. Re: old news? (Robert G. Scofield)
>   10. Re: old news? (Rod Roark)
>   11. Re: old news? (joseph e arruda)
>
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> Message: 1
> From: Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
> Organization: Sunset Systems
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] Gentoo Linux?
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 12:33:16 -0700
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> Never used Sorcerer... I don't think it's nearly as active=20
> as Gentoo.  You can find more insights here:
>
> http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=3D02/03/05/2111236
>
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
>
> On Friday 07 June 2002 11:46 pm, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> > How does Gentoo compare to Sorceror?
> >
> > On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Rod Roark wrote:
> > > On Friday 07 June 2002 04:07 pm, Stephen M. Helms wrote:
> > > > Anyone using Gentoo Linux?  I am interested in a comparison of it t=
> o
> > > > debian.  I will be doing a few new linux installs so I thought now
> > > > might be the time to take a look at something else.
> > >
> > > Gentoo has been my standard desktop OS for about the last
> > > 3 months.  I love it, because it lets me stay up-to-date
> > > with the latest releases of just about everything, with no
> > > extra effort on my part.
> > >
> > > Also I've found the gentoo developers to be very open to
> > > requests and suggestions.  Most recently, I inquired about
> > > support for the new LyX 1.2 release, then helped the
> > > developer figure out a build problem, and the next day it
> > > was done.
> > >
> > > Just last night I started an update to the latest KDE
> > > (3.0.1.20020604, whatever that is) and a few other things,
> > > and when I got up this morning it was all done.
> > >
> > > For those who don't already know: Gentoo builds everything
> > > from source.  As a former Linux-from-Scratch user, I
> > > *really* appreciate how easy gentoo makes it to do that.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > -- Rod
>
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 16:09:57 -0700
> From: nbs <nbs@sonic.net>
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: [vox] FWD: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 7
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
>
> ----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com> -----
>
> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 19:01:17 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com>
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 7
> To: pr@lugod.org
>
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> ----- End forwarded message -----
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 19:44:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Christine Scobee <cdscobee@ucdavis.edu>
> To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
> Subject: [vox] old news?
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> Did anyone see this article, or comment on it, and I missed it?
> http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/00000006D8D2.htm
>
> (originally printed in Financial Times on April 13th, according to the
> footnote)
>
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 4
> From: "colin kelly" <webmaster@undaworld.net>
> To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 19:54:32 -0700
> Subject: [vox] need a way to get red hat 7.3
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
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> I want to get red hat 7.3 and i dont have 7.2 on me anymore. the reason =
> i need it is i will be reformating my entire computer once i get arround =
> to installing my new processor and motherboard amd xp 2100+. I only have =
> a 56k modem so downloading it is out of the question. Is there anyway =
> were i can by it cheap or if someone would be willing to burn me a copy =
> and mail it to me or something. If need be i can pay for shiping.  I =
> live in Roseville, California
>
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> have a 56k modem so downloading it is out of the question. Is there =
> anyway were=20
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>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 20:10:58 -0700
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] need a way to get red hat 7.3
> From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> just in case some kind hearted soul doesn't mail you a copy of redhat...
>
>
> don't mean to sound like a party pooper, but redhat needs to stay in
> business somehow.  if nobody bought their product, there would be no
> more redhat.  then what would you do?  you live close to fry's.  that
> might be a good bet.  it certainly would help keep redhat healthy.
>
> aside from than that, we have a lending library where people can borrow
> GPL software and books.  a typical loan is 2 weeks, extendable if you
> stay in contact with librarian every 2 weeks.   to inquire about this
> service, send an email to librarian@lugod.org.  the downside is that
> you'll have to travel to davis to borrow the item (you can mail the item
> back i suppose).
>
> you can bring your system to one of our installfests and we'll put
> the most recent redhat on there for you.
>
> lastly, there's a roseville and sacto LUG, both of which are closer to
> you.  maybe there are members with cdrw's who live next door to you.
> have you pursued that option?
>
> peter
>
>
> begin colin kelly <webmaster@undaworld.net>
> > I want to get red hat 7.3 and i dont have 7.2 on me anymore. the reason
i need it is i will be reformating my entire computer once i get arround to
installing my new processor and motherboard amd xp 2100+. I only have a 56k
modem so downloading it is out of the question. Is there anyway were i can
by it cheap or if someone would be willing to burn me a copy and mail it to
me or something. If need be i can pay for shiping.  I live in Roseville,
California
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 6
> From: Ryan <ryan@mother.com>
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] old news?
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 20:44:41 -0700
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> On Saturday 08 June 2002 07:44 pm, Christine Scobee wrote:
> > Did anyone see this article, or comment on it, and I missed it?
> > http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/00000006D8D2.htm
>
> That is such a troll...
>
> The author has obviously never used a modern distro.
>
> Linux isn''t any harder to install then windows, and any fool can use the=
> =20
> automated system matinace tools and GUIs.
>
> Any idiot can log on to a linux box and do everyday tasks using gnome.
>
> Also, a google search shows she's written many pro microsoft articles,=20
> perhaps she's on thier FUD payrool.
>
>
> > (originally printed in Financial Times on April 13th, according to the
> > footnote)
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > vox mailing list
> > vox@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 21:00:54 -0700 (PDT)
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: RE: [vox] old news?
> From: tlburnett@ucdavis.edu
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
>
> Nope, haven't seen it before.
>
> I'll keep my four-letter words as well as rebuttal to myself however.
> Anything else would make me snobby.  The author is obviously anti-tech,
> which is fine, don't attempt to install Linux From Scratch if you don't
> want to be a die-hard Linux monkey.
>
> "For all their 'underground' status, Linux people are actually snobs."
>
> -Tom
> tlburnett@ucdavis.edu
>
> > Did anyone see this article, or comment on it, and I missed it?
> > http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/00000006D8D2.htm
> >
> > (originally printed in Financial Times on April 13th, according to the
> > footnote)
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 21:06:47 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Christine Scobee <cdscobee@ucdavis.edu>
> To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
> Subject: Re: [vox] old news?
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> On Sat, 8 Jun 2002, Ryan wrote:
>
> > Linux isn''t any harder to install then windows, and any fool can use
the
> > automated system matinace tools and GUIs.
> >
> > Any idiot can log on to a linux box and do everyday tasks using gnome.
>
> OK, I'm drafting a letter to her now, then!  Ms. Author, Linux is very
> certainly *not* the OS of snobs;  it is the OS of fools and idiots!
>
> Good Day!
> ;)
>
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 9
> From: "Robert G. Scofield" <rscofield@afes.com>
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] old news?
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 22:48:49 -0700
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> On Saturday 08 June 2002 08:44 pm, you wrote:
> >
> >
> > Any idiot can log on to a linux box and do everyday tasks using gnome.
>
> Exactly right.  Except for the fact that I've switched from Gnome to KDE
this
> pretty much describes me.  I've always admitted on this list that I am a
> computer idiot.  I've been using Linux for three years this month, and
it's
> shocking how little I really know about Linux.  It's not that I wouldn't
like
> to know more, it's that I don't have the time.
>
> It's more often the case that I have to use what knowledge I have dealing
> with Windows issues.  For example to get Paradox to load on Windows I had
to
> go in and make some changes in the registry.  I don't have to do anything
> that esoteric in Linux.
>
> A better example though is presented by our family computer.  My son plays
> games all the time, and Windows degenerates so rapidly that the computer
has
> to be reformatted about every six months.  So I reformat, reinstall the
mbr,
> and reinstall the operating system.  Of course I do this kind of stuff on
> Linux, but I do it more on Windows.
>
> I wouldn't dare argue with the proposition that geeks are much better off
on
> Linux than Windows.  But the fact remains that Linux has reached the point
> where idiots can feel comfortable with it.
>
> Bob
>
> --__--__--
>
> Message: 10
> From: Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
> Organization: Sunset Systems
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] old news?
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 23:00:51 -0700
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> Also noteworthy is the article doesn't contain one single=20
> useful fact.  Well maybe the statement "Linux is free", but
> that secret already seems to be out.
>
> Not to mention the stupidly false statements: "Linux has=20
> never received a penny of venture capital, nor an inch of=20
> advertising...".  I think the folks at IBM, Red Hat and
> VA could testify to the contrary.
>
> It's not old news.  It's not any kind of news at all.
>
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
>
> On Saturday 08 June 2002 08:44 pm, Ryan wrote:
> > On Saturday 08 June 2002 07:44 pm, Christine Scobee wrote:
> > > Did anyone see this article, or comment on it, and I missed it?
> > > http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/00000006D8D2.htm
> >
> > That is such a troll...
> >
> > The author has obviously never used a modern distro.
> >
> > Linux isn''t any harder to install then windows, and any fool can use t=
> he
> > automated system matinace tools and GUIs.
> >
> > Any idiot can log on to a linux box and do everyday tasks using gnome.
> >
> > Also, a google search shows she's written many pro microsoft articles,
> > perhaps she's on thier FUD payrool.
> >
> > > (originally printed in Financial Times on April 13th, according to th=
> e
> > > footnote)
>
>
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>
> Message: 11
> Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 00:26:44 -0700 (PDT)
> From: joseph e arruda <zeruch@dibona.com>
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] old news?
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
>
> On Sat, 8 Jun 2002, Rod Roark wrote:
>
> > Also noteworthy is the article doesn't contain one single
> > useful fact.  Well maybe the statement "Linux is free", but
> > that secret already seems to be out.
>
> You assume that people pay attention.
>
> > Not to mention the stupidly false statements: "Linux has
> > never received a penny of venture capital, nor an inch of
> > advertising...".  I think the folks at IBM, Red Hat and
> > VA could testify to the contrary.
>
> I know what VA spent on advertising during that phase of our existence,
> and it was far from trivial.  IBM is obviously spending like mad, as is
> SUN, and Oracle most prominently.
>
> With regards to venture capital, VA received (I belive) 5 million from
> Intel and then another 10 from a comglomerate of folks led by Sequoia
> Capital.  LinuxCare received over 30 million, RedHat 25 million, Lineo
> well beyond that, etc.
>
> z
>
>
>
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