Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Where to now for gentoo ?

Filed under

I’ve used gentoo on and off for around 3 years now, since I got my last box, it’s been powering my main production machine at home. Sure it’s not really a typical-user distro, but I’m not really a typical user.

Gentoo has rightfully become the distribution of choice among hackers. It’s powerful, fast, and extremely customizable. The source based builds lets you tweak packages to your needs with a powerful and (comparatively) simple set of structures.
While it’s true that portage was inspired by FreeBSD ports - it is a much more powerful and reliable version of the idea (I know, I use both systems - this server is running FBSD).

And the man most primarily responsible for this is Daniel Robbins - the man who started gentoo. And if you’ve been following his blogs over the past few weeks - it’s scary. While gentoo the distro is strong and powerful - the gentoo foundation appears to be in a downward spiral that isn’t getting any better.

More Here

More in Tux Machines

Curious about Linux? Try Linux Desktop on the Cloud

Linux maintains a very small market share as a desktop operating system. Current surveys estimate its share to be a mere 2%; contrast that with the various strains (no pun intended) of Windows which total nearly 90% of the desktop market. For Linux to challenge Microsoft's monopoly on the desktop, there needs to be a simple way of learning about this different operating system. And it would be naive to believe a typical Windows user is going to buy a second machine, tinker with partitioning a hard disk to set up a multi-boot system, or just jump ship to Linux without an easy way back. Read more

Data indicates that Android picked up global market share from iOS last month

Tracking mobile web traffic, NetMarketShare computes the market share for mobile operating systems. Based on the data from last month, Android was able to widen its gap over iOS globally. Considering that the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus weren't launched until September 25th, the recently released phones accounted for a miniscule part of the data. The new models won't have a major effect on the results until the figures for this month are released. Read more