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02/02/2008: Failed dependencies Message (glibc, libaio, /bin/sh) Installing Oracle XE on Ubuntu

I downloaded the RPM for Oracle XE for Linux and tried to install it without success. Here is my result:
medined@bashi:~/Desktop$ sudo rpm -ivh oracle-xe-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        glibc >= 2.3.2 is needed by oracle-xe-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386
        libaio >= 0.3.96 is needed by oracle-xe-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386
        /bin/sh is needed by oracle-xe-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386
I did some research but could not find a way to update glibc. However, I did run into an apt-get repository mentioned at http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/linux/install/xe-on-kubuntu.html. I followed the instructions on that page and had Oracle working within minutes.

01/16/2008: How To Turn Off the Keyboard Beep in Fedora & Gnome

The beep that occurs when working at the command-line or inside a text editor is not controlled by Gnome settings. Instead, it is controlled by a terminal profile. Open a terminal, right-click and select 'Edit Current Profile'. Then uncheck the 'Terminal Bell' checkbox.