Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Sep 2006 20:45 UTC, submitted by Valour
Gentoo Another review of Gentoo 2006.1. In one respect, Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is the same as it's always been, except with newer software on the installation media. Beginning with version 2006.0, though, a graphical environment was added to the live CD along with an installation program that rarely worked properly. The good news is, the installer works reasonably well in Gentoo 2006.1; the bad news is, it's still quicker and easier to install by hand via the command line.
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2006.1
by netpython on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 12:07 UTC
netpython
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2005-07-06

2006.1 is a relief to use opposed to 2006.They have finally got rid of the pam-login is blocking shadow issue,that's nice.Got my system with nvidia drivers and fluxbox up and running in less than a hour from a stage3 install.

It runs very smooth.No ~amd64 here,instead i just fire up vmware and run w2k in order to check some flash,quicktime,etc.. or to fiddle with VS2005pro.Now if they would abandon the graphical installer debacle i would be complete happy:-).The great tool vmware is a good example of the configurability.Not to much choices are being made for you.Instead you have to add "vmmon" for example to "/etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6" yourself and you also have to add vmware to the default runlevel with "rc-update add vmware default".All very basic but convenient.I made a script that does this all automatically like an on/off switch so i don't have any unnecessary services and or modules around.

Kudos to the devs,at's for this fantastic distro which gives me so much joy and control.

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