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Gentoo Linux 12.1
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0



Description: "Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new live DVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The live DVD features a superb list of packages, including Linux kernel 3.3, X.Org 1.12.0, KDE 4.8.1, GNOME 3.2.1, Xfce 4.8, Fluxbox 1.3.2, Firefox 11.0, LibreOffice 3.5.1.2, GIMP 2.6.12, Blender 2.60, Amarok 2.5 , VLC 2.0.1 and much more. Special Features: Gentoo install wizard; writable file systems using Aufs so you can emerge new packages!; persistence for $HOME is available, press F9 for more info. The live DVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 edition, and an x86_64 multi-lib edition."
Keywords: live-DVD kernel-3.3 install-wizard


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Old 11-20-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
dman777
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Distribution: Gentoo
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Powerfull Distro. Best For A True Linux System.
Cons: Unmainained Packages in Portage



I Love Gentoo for sticking to standard linux conventions and tutorials for running linux from command line. With Gentoo, you learn Linux.

Some of the packages in portage are not maintained well and will not compile because of missing functions, symbols, etc. I've seen this with other distro's...so it's not like it doesn't happen in other distros. But with Gentoo alot more so. However, there is good support and if you have the time you can get through it. If you know C, all the much better.

Also, portage offers all the packages for Linux enthusiasts. No restrictions in what is available in it's repositories. This is def. the true hobbyist Linux.

I also like how you can compile packages with emerge, and customize what classes to compile with(keywords). This allows you to have a very light weight, non bloated system.
 




  



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