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Well, it''s a bit outdated, and not very useful, anymore. I took a stab at putting something better together. Do the FAQ''s accept the TABLE tag? Null And Void, You link to your profile in the FAQ on how to contact you, but you''ve blocked access to your email address.
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<h3>Linux Distributions</h3>
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<a href="http://www.suse.com/us/">SUSE</a><br />

<a href="http://www.debian.org/">Debian</a><br />

<a href="http://fedora.redhat.com/">Fedora</a><br />

<a href="http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/">Mandrake</a><br />

<a href="http://www.gentoo.org/">Gentoo</a><br />

<a href="http://www.slackware.com/">Slackware</a><br />

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<p>There are many more linux distributions than those, but those are generally regarded as the largest. Apologies in advance for everyone whose favorite distribution is not on the list.</p>
<p><b>Choosing a distribution</b></p>
<p><a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/79321/">LWN''s not-too-shabby run down of "the best" distributions.</a> LWN also has an <a href="http://lwn.net/Distributions/"> excellently detailed list of distributions.</a></p>

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<td width="50%"><h3>BSD "Distributions"</h3>
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<a href="http://www.freebsd.org/">FreeBSD</a> - "The more desktopy one"<br />

<a href="http://www.openbsd.org/">OpenBSD</a> - "The more secure one"<br />

<a href="http://www.netbsd.org/">NetBSD</a> - "The more portable one"<br />

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<h3>USENET</h3>

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<h3>Useful libraries</h3>
<a href="http://www.libsdl.org/">SDL</a> - Handles input events, audio, 2d graphics, and works with OpenGL. Cross platform.<br />

<a href="http://www.clanlib.org/">ClanLib</a> - More "complete" than SDL, and larger, too. Cross platform (but doesn''t support MacOS?)<br /><br />

<b>Non-gamedev specific libraries</b><br />
Toolkits (GUI widgets):<br />
<a href="http://www.trolltech.com/">QT (used by KDE) (C++)</a><br />

<a href="http://www.gtk.org/">GTK (used by GNOME) (C)</a><br />

<a href="http://www.gtkmm.org/">GTKmm (C++ version of GTK)</a><br />

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Not bad, but I also think a few common questions should be answered.

Zorx (a Puzzle Bobble clone)
Discontinuity (an animation system for POV-Ray)

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Well, it''s certainly an improvement on the current one...

Suggestions for Q&A''s?

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Q: How do findout the time in Linux?
A: gettimeofday()

I don't know why that one's so popular but I've seen it asked countless times. I'll add more when I think of them.

Q: How should I partition my drive?

There should also be a section with what software should be used to do what with popular software like anjuta/kdevelop debate, mozilla, k3b, xmms, etc.

Zorx (a Puzzle Bobble clone)
Discontinuity (an animation system for POV-Ray)

[edited by - clum on April 16, 2004 3:39:58 PM]

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Original post by C-Junkie
I took a stab at putting something better together. Do the FAQ''s accept the TABLE tag?

I don''t see why not but I also don''t see how it''d be more suited to listing data than ordered/unordered lists are.
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Original post by C-Junkie

It was unblocked until recently (a couple weeks ago) for whatever reason. I suppose I should unblock it or give it directly or something...

I took a look at updating the forum FAQ a while ago and concluded I''d have to rewrite the whole thing in the process and put it off. I''ll put some more effort into it .

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Put a first draft up. No less information than before, but not a whole lot added yet. Apparently GameDev is convinced it should help me out by putting a "<BR>" everywhere I had a newline (I didn''t use a single "real" break in the document), like it would with a forum post. So, I''ll run in through sed and strip out the newlines or something in a bit.

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Not a bad start. There''s more to add, but I can''t think of anything on the spot.

Just curious, why isn''t "What can I discuss here?" a frequently asked question?

Zorx (a Puzzle Bobble clone)
Discontinuity (an animation system for POV-Ray)

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You should have links to more than just Linux and BSD, they aren''t the only Unices. This is the "Unix forum" after all. There''s also MacOSX, Solaris, etc.

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You should have links to more than just Linux and BSD, they aren''t the only Unices. This is the "Unix forum" after all. There''s also MacOSX, Solaris, etc.

In fact, those two are the only non-Linux and non-BSD unixes that I had listed to which I had given links (AIX and HP-UX are listed without links because I was lazy). The FAQ is missing Mac OS X and Solaris community, documentation, news, and related links. If you have such sites to suggest, I''ll add them; I don''t really know what sites Mac OS X and Solaris users find helpful . I suppose I could just list what Google returns though (I''ll get around to that tomorrow if no one has anything specific to suggest, I guess)...

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looks wonderful.

but under the libraries, section, could you add another paragraph with links to gtk, gtkmm, and qt? (or did I miss these somewhere?)

quote:
Just curious, why isn''t "What can I discuss here?" a frequently asked question?

Hmmm, who''s ever come in here and asked that question?

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