Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 7th Mar 2006 01:37 UTC, submitted by Valour
Gentoo "It's been a while since I last reviewed Gentoo Linux because there haven't been too many significant changes in the past few releases. I've been using it as my primary desktop operating system for a year and a half, though, and I've been running my main Web/email/database server on it since October of 2004. There's a reason why I've stayed with it that long, both as a desktop and server OS - and there's also a reason why I'm writing a review of the 2006.0 release after a long hiatus from Gentoo reviews." More here.
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RE: minimal binary installation
by mcrumley on Tue 7th Mar 2006 02:49 UTC in reply to "minimal binary installation"
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I can start using by installing minimal binary packages and then recompile packages at my leisure.

Is there a way to do this in Gentoo ?

Do a stage 3 installation and download the grp CD, which has pre-compiled packages. It needed to download some files for KDE (at least on amd64), but Gnome installed fine without downloading or compiling anything.

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