Hi Guys any Help is appreciated
I recently downloaded a copy of S10 on a dvd , I tried to install on an old P3 450 Mgh machine with a 8 GB HD
I partioned it with Gparted in 2 X 2GB of FAt32 and 4 GB NTFS ...
It boots from the DVD player and shows the Installation options , I choose Solaris a series of dots go on the screen and it fails with the following error
Disk read error
I am facing the problem to upgrade the gcc 4.1. please help me how to upgrade the gcc with simple steps
Some thoughts on the Hurd and community plumbing, part I
While browsing throught the l4-hurd mailinglist archive some days ago i discovered some interesting thread, which seemed quite unusal: In a mail titled "The current hurd development system - or: optimizing for fun" from january 2006 Tom Bachmann asked some interesting questions about the developement of the GNU/Hurd Operating System.
Hey, want to make sure we give equal time to everyone. It looks like GNOME has been partially ported to the Hurd.
A few years ago when the GNU OS was almost complete, the kernel was the last missing piece, and most distributors combined GNU with the Linux kernel. But the GNU developers continued their efforts and unveiled the Hurd in 1990s, which is currently a functioning prototype. After the Mach microkernel was considered insufficient, some developers decided to start a new project porting the Hurd on the more advanced L4 microkernel using cutting-edge operating system design, thus creating the Hurd/L4. Last February one of the main developers, Marcus Brinkmann, completed the process unitialization code and showed a screenshot of the first program executed on Hurd/L4 saying "The dinner is prepared!". Now he provided an interview about Hurd/L4, explaining the advantages of microkernels, the Hurd/L4 architecture, the project's goals and how he started the Debian port to Hurd.
"...The following day I went to Colombia. The strength of the free software community there really surprised me. I met with people from several user groups, and on Tuesday met with enthusiastic representatives of Colombiás major universities as well as the Mayor of Bogota, to whom I suggested that the most important way to support free software was to switch to it in the city's schools. We agreed