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Gentoo Linux 10.0
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Description: "Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the immediate availability of a new, special edition live DVD to celebrate this monumental occasion. The live DVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed here: system packages - Linux kernel 2.6.30 (with Gentoo patches), accessibility support with Speakup 3.1.3, Bash 4.0, glibc 2.9, GCC 4.3.2; desktop environments and window managers - KDE 4.3.1, GNOME 2.26.3, Xfce 4.6.1, Enlightenment 0.16.8.15, Openbox 3.4.7.2, Fluxbox 1.1.1, TWM 1.0.4; office, graphics, and productivity applications - OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, AbiWord 2.6.4, GnuCash 2.2.9, Scribus 1.3.3.11, GIMP 2.6.4, Inkscape 0.46, Blender 2.49a.... The Gentoo 10.0 live DVD is available in two flavors - a hybrid x86/x86_64 edition, and an x86_64-only edition."
Keywords: kernel-2.6.30 KDE GNOME Xfce Enlightenment Openbox Fluxbox TWM hybrid-x86/x86_64 x86_64-only


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Old 11-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
newman_born
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 6

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3

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i will try
 
Old 02-12-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
talalpro
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Distribution: Gentoo (Sabayon)
Posts: 29

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its so hard to install!
 
Old 04-26-2010, 02:56 PM   #3
Hammett
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,037

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Fast and stable
Cons: takes time to build everything


It's not hard to install. You just need to print out the handbook and follow every step.<br>
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It just takes time because you have to configure, compile and install all packages, but once you have it all done, runs smooth like silk
 
Old 08-19-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
Tuptut
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: Stability through source control; more flexibility and modularity
Cons: Higher to install then other distros


Excellent distro for anyone out there with some experience with linux.
Emerge makes up for the package management that is source based (ports).
Great alternative for FreeBSD users.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 12:50 AM   #5
lssanjose
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Distribution: Slackware, Gentoo (trying to) on the laptop
Posts: 13

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Pros: Highly customizable, with a highly principled premise via compiling things from source
Cons: Requires patience, a lot of patience.


I'm trying to install it on my laptop at the moment. It does take an open mind to how configuration is done. Coming from primarily a Slackware background, finding things takes getting used to. But, the documentation is there, it's detailed. But, according to a personal friend of mine whose gone through trials with it, gave me tips atypical of the advice given in the Gentoo handbook.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 06:38 PM   #6
vortex3
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 10

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Pros: Customization, speed, stability
Cons: The installation of packages take time (when compiled from the source)


The installation is not straightforward (like other distributions' could be) but it is well documented. What I did was print the handbook a follow the indications and I didn't find any problem.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 02:25 PM   #7
wraycarr
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Gentoo (~amd64)
Posts: 23

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Pros: Ability to configure precisely for one's own hardware
Cons: The primary package manager depends on Python. This slows down initial loading, but doesn't seem to otherwise adversly affect the system.


If you enjoy building an operating system specifically for your hardware, and you don't mind the fact that everything is built from the source code, this is an excellent distribution. There are both stable and development branches of code for pretty much everything one might need. I use the amd64 development branch, with the compiler flags tweaked for the AMD Phenom II family of processors.

I've found one spurious issue that is easily fixed:
When first building the system [emerge -e system], use "MAKEOPTS='-j1'". On a multi-core processor, sometimes the gmake parallel build process results in the occasional package not being built properly, or at all. At least for me, this has fixed all compile-time errors not related to some error in development code.

Gnome is the default X windowing system, although KDE and XFCE are also available. The only thing wrong with the Gnome setup is that Evolution is built as the mail client if one merges the Gnome meta-build rather than the individual packages that comprise Gnome.

The online handbook is fairly useful.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 06:00 AM   #8
LizardGamer
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 9

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Meant for People Who Want Power!
Cons: Does take a bit to install (compiling all files!)


I like it, easy to modify, fast, but then does take a while to install because it custom building the files for your computer!
 




  



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