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I downloaded the livecd installer of Gentoo 2008.0 and, as I was expecting, I wasn’t able to install it.
The differences between Ubuntu and Gentoo are BIG.
You can’t even think to install it without reading the documentation and … there is a graphical installer in the live cd, and that’s the one I used, but forget it.
I guess they put them there just for cosmetics.

Guys, please, if it doesn’t work don’t put it in: Gentoo is for experts. period. Don’t put graphical installers just for trying to say: “Hey! Gentoo is easy! What’s up with you, dude?”.

Well… actually i was able to copy files in the partition I reserved for it… but… when are you going to ask me about the boot manager?

Ok, ok… it was just a test. I’ll try later…


I built a deb package for Ubuntu 32 bit, that’s available here:

Anyways… these are the instructions for building it, in double precision.
I’m Using Ubuntu 8.04 32 bit

Updated instructions are available in the Ubuntu Forums Thread.

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Recently, I subscribed a Voipbuster account for calling italian land phones, and many other destinations (including USA cellphones) for free and sending sms at very low rates.

Even if i discovered Voipcheap that offers very interesting rates for italian mobiles, and it’s owned by the same company (the german Betamax), these two sites don’t offer the virtual landphone number I needed for receiving a call from regular phones on my pc.

I solved the problem with Messagenet, an italian company that offers a FREE virtual landphone number you can use with your VoIP hardware or software phone.

Moreover a wide range of calling plans and cheap rates are offered.

So… Using My Ekiga softphone in Linux, I’m able to call, most of the time for free, and receive calls enabling two VoIP accounts.

Moreover, many phone companies offer free calls to italian landphones just paying a cheap monthly fee, so you can be called for free.

Isn’t this interesting?

My Radio Playlist

This is my m3u playlist for italian streaming radio stations I’m currently listening to.

I found the addresses digging into the internet sites or copying them from elsewhere.

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Starting to blog here…

Hi all,

This is my first post here! I hope I’ll write here frequently and for long…

I’m typing this brief post from my blogger applet in the Gnome environment, in Ubuntu Linux 8.04… just testing.

See you later!

Note: the older posts are taken from my old blogspot blog.

Here it is another issue of my deb package for Xfoil.
It’s version 6.97, just come out, now compiled with GNU fortran compiler, for 32 bit machines.
This new version still suffers little bugs being corrected over the time. Let me know if there are problems!

Ecco un’altra uscita del mio pacchetto deb per Xfoil.
Si tratta della versione 6.97 appena uscita, compilata questa volta con lo GNU Fortran compiler, per macchine a 32 bit.
Questa nuova versione di Xfoil presenta ancora dei piccoli bug che vengono corretti nel tempo.Fatemi sapere se ci sono problemi!

Download Xfoil deb Package

Xfoil 6.96 Deb Package

Nice! This is the first package for Debian I’ve been able to build… are you happy?
I hope it’s useful (I actually think so).
It’s Xfoil 6.96, compiled using Intel Fortran, all in double precision (believe me, this is not so easy) on an amd Athlon computer running Ubuntu 7.10.
It should run on any Debian-based distro (I think) on an i386 architecture.
Click here for download

Che bello, questo è il primo pacchetto per Debian che sono riuscito a fare… siete contenti?
Spero che sia utile (in realtà penso proprio che lo sia).
Si tratta di Xfoil 6.96 compilato con Intel Fortran, tutto in doppia precisione (credetemi, non è proprio facile facile facile) su un amd Athlon con Ubuntu 7.10.
Dovrebbe funzionare sotto qualsiasi derivato da Debian (almeno credo) su una architettura i386.
Cliccate qui per scaricarlo

Xfoil installation thread on Ubuntu Forum