Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Apr 2010 18:37 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Gentoo This blog post details how the Gentoo Developers have added a "deblob" USE flag to remove any non-free code within the Linux Kernel. Its goal is to "remove binary blobs from kernel sources to provide libre license compliance". While we're at it, Kernel News has an in-depth look at Gentoo Linux.
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RE[2]: What's Gentoo like today?
by WereCatf on Sat 1st May 2010 11:10 UTC in reply to "RE: What's Gentoo like today?"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I have never tried LFS, but several years back I was a heavy user of Gentoo and I really did learn helluva lot of Linux and its internals. It wasn't always an easy and smooth ride with Gentoo, but having to figure out why something doesn't compile properly and then whip out one or another patch for it sure did teach me a lot.

I once even went so far as to create a fully-working Gentoo livecd where you could actually install and compile software (though the changes were all stored in RAM and would be lost when rebooted). Was a great experiment ;)

That said, I am glad Gentoo is still going strong. I'd love to go back whenever I can afford a multicore PC, but with this single-core one it's just too painful to compile everything.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

What's your flavor now?

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MechaShiva Member since:
2005-07-06

Even when talking about Linux distros, why does this question still seem wildly inappropriate?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

My flavor? Hmm. *tastes her finger* Somewhat salty.

Oh wait! I mean Mandriva.

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