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Trying to install Gentoo.

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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…


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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?

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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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