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Gentoo Linux 20140826
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2 9038 08-15-2015
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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: Linux kernel 3.15.6, X.Org 1.16.0, KDE 4.13.3, GNOME 3.12.2, Xfce 4.10, Fluxbox 1.3.5, LXQt desktop 0.7.0, i3 desktop 2.8, Firefox 31.0, LibreOffice 4.2.5, GIMP 2.8.10, Blender 2.71, Amarok 2.8.0, Chromium 37.0.2062.35 and much more. The live DVD is available in two flavors - a hybrid x86/x86_64 edition and an x86_64 multilib edition. The x86-amd64-32ul edition will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default Gentoo kernel. If your architecture is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. The amd64-multilib edition is for x86_64 only."
Keywords: Live-DVD kernel-3.15.6 hybrid-x86/x86_64


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Old 12-01-2014, 11:50 PM   #1
dubkat
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Gentoo, openSUSE, Sabayon
Posts: 8

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

Pros: Complete Customization
Cons: Requires extensive knowledge



I only recommend Gentoo to those who i believe can handle the challenge. Which is rare. I recommend openSUSE to beginners. (no, not ubuntu, no, not fedora either).
 
Old 08-15-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
salviadud
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Gentoo - kernel 4.1.5
Posts: 186

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

Pros: Dependecies are well handled
Cons: If you don't know how to use the terminal, you are gonna have it.


As usual, gentoo uses a live cd/dvd install. In my case, I opted for the live cd version. After having my fun with booting it due to the fact that it was my first time with EFI, I noticed that the bare minimum approach might not be the easiest for beginners.

Compiling the kernel alone takes some understanding, although gentoo does have a command for that: genkernel . In my case, I compiled it manually. There are lots of options there, especially if you're a developer.
 




  



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