Gentoo on Dallas

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Introduction

I love Linux so much and my favorite distrubtion is Gentoo. I love Linux so much that I have refused to install Windows on my workstation at work because I would rather have that friendly penguin in my computer at work. Our servers unfortunately run Windows 2003 with Terminal services providing access to our POS. Initially we used CITRIX to share our POS and setting that up was fun, and I found that printing worked a lot better in Linux than it did with Windows. Just recently we implemented a VPN that uses Netextender from SonicWall. Currently I have not been able to get my Linux Box to jive with the VPN because I am not sure of how our Admin has set everything up. I assure you this, the day will be mine soon! In the mean time I figured I'd blog about how I installed Gentoo Linux on my workstation. In this fine machine I have:
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • Asus A8V Motherboard
  • 4x512 (2GB total) DDR400
  • ATI Radeon 9600XT
  • 80 GB HD, 120GB HD, 250GB HD, 320GBHD SATA Drives
Why all the hard drive you ask? I have so many for storage of CD images, Drivers, and VMs First things first, we do the basic install of Gentoo, the guide can be found here. Now that I have the base system installed it's time to install and configure the system.

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Debugging With Eclipse and PHPdbg in Linux

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