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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Kudos Gentoo!!
by ebasconp on Mon 7th Jul 2008 18:35 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

When I moved from the Win world to the Linux side, I tested a lot of distros:

RedHat, Fedora, Suse, openSuse, Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Slack, Gentoo... and I am still in Gentoo after several years...

Gentoo is a very nice Linux and its Portage is (IMHO) the best package/software management tool available today.

Kudos for the really really good work!!

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RE: Kudos Gentoo!!
by Doc Pain on Tue 8th Jul 2008 02:37 in reply to "Kudos Gentoo!!"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Gentoo is a very nice Linux and its Portage is (IMHO) the best package/software management tool available today.


Gentoo's Portage seems to be inspired by FreeBSD's Ports Collection (I'm not sure what came first, but doesn't matter anyway) - it makes handling additional software installation very easy and you can dicide on different levels how "up to date" (read: cutting-edge, devlopment versions, not tested enough) you like your software.

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RE[2]: Kudos Gentoo!!
by hollovoid on Tue 8th Jul 2008 03:50 in reply to "RE: Kudos Gentoo!!"
hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

Gentoo's Portage was "inspired" by BSD's ports. The power of this system has kept me on gentoo for years. The package management on distros isnt that bad, it just doesnt seem right after been using gentoo for so long.. I love being able to "turn on" any feature I want and know the system is usually smart enough to figure out the dependancies. Whereas Fedora (which I do like quite a bit) I remember having to grab this devel package, then break it out, change this file, comment out line 250, download something else, and hope it all works in the end. Gentoo may seem harder, but when you want something your way, you usually get it.

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