Linked by Smith Johnson on Mon 7th Jul 2008 01:08 UTC
Gentoo The 2008.0 final release is out! Code-named "It's got what plants crave," this release contains numerous new features including an updated installer, improved hardware support, a complete rework of profiles, and a move to Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD. LiveDVDs are not available for x86 or amd64, although they may become available in the future. The 2008.0 release also includes updated versions of many packages already available in your ebuild tree.
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Comment by makkus
by makkus on Mon 7th Jul 2008 09:05 UTC
makkus
Member since:
2006-01-11

I'm glad they released 2008.0. I used gentoo on my desktops and laptops from aug 2002 till december 2008 when I got my new laptop (Lenovo T61p) and switched to Fedora.

The half year before that Gentoo felt very broken and I just wanted to have a working situation that lasted longer then two weeks.

It still saddens me I had to switch...

Edited 2008-07-07 09:06 UTC

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RE: Comment by makkus
by JMcCarthy on Mon 7th Jul 2008 11:37 in reply to "Comment by makkus"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12

I don't know how you could've used Gentoo that long without realizing that the only real differences between versions is the installation. Versions are meaningless when installed.

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RE: Comment by makkus
by TLZ_ on Mon 7th Jul 2008 12:32 in reply to "Comment by makkus"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

You might want to try Arch Linux.

It's not as automatic as Fedora/Ubuntu/SuSE/etc... but it's not as complicated to install as Gentoo.

It has precompiled packages optimized for i686, but can also rebuild your whole system(or parts of it) if you wish.

There is also a x86-64 port, not sure of how complete this one is yet. Haven't tested it.

Despite being a "geek-distro" I(coming from a Ubuntu-background) found my around it using the beginners guide very easily.

Recommended. ;)

More info here: http://archlinux.org/
Compared to other distros: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_vs_Others#Arch_vs_Gentoo

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RE: Comment by makkus
by dbodner on Mon 7th Jul 2008 15:15 in reply to "Comment by makkus"
dbodner Member since:
2007-07-01

I'm glad they released 2008.0. I used gentoo on my desktops and laptops from aug 2002 till december 2008 when I got my new laptop (Lenovo T61p) and switched to Fedora.

The half year before that Gentoo felt very broken and I just wanted to have a working situation that lasted longer then two weeks.

It still saddens me I had to switch...


I'm not sure what you were doing, but I use Gentoo as my primary OS on all 3 machines I work on (home desktop, Work desktop, laptop), and none of them feel "very broken" every two weeks.

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RE: Comment by makkus
by DrillSgt on Tue 8th Jul 2008 04:09 in reply to "Comment by makkus"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"I'm glad they released 2008.0. I used gentoo on my desktops and laptops from aug 2002 till december 2008 when I got my new laptop (Lenovo T61p) and switched to Fedora.

The half year before that Gentoo felt very broken and I just wanted to have a working situation that lasted longer then two weeks."


So you are saying Gentoo is broken now? December 2008 has not arrived yet.... ;)

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