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On Gentoo and its use-flags

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Gentoo Many times I can read about how people look at Gentoo and its nature of always compiling each packet at installation. Often it’s believed that Gentoo is faster because the compilation can optimize for the processor being used. That may be true, but that is not what characterizes Gentoo.

Gentoo's QA weakness: developers

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Gentoo There are many problems with Gentoo’s QA team, like the lack of proper coordination most of the time, the lack of a real Gentoo-based effort for continuous integration testing, and the lack of an absolute rulebook of “dos ad don’ts” for what concerns ebuilds. The main weakness in Gentoo’s Quality Assurance is developers not giving a shit about quality.

Attention all Gentoo stable users

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Gentoo Tomáš (scarabeus) and I decided it was time to do another round of stabilizations.

linux love, gentoo love!

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invalidmagic.wordpress: recently i updated my gentoo box. the computer is a c2c processor with a fast nvidia graphics card. but what is cool about that “you” wonder?

Gentoo KDE3 Deprecation Notice

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Gentoo After multiple setbacks we have finally managed to stabilise KDE4 on both major desktop architectures (amd64 and x86), with other teams to follow. The KDE3 support is being deprecated with immediate effect.

Experiencing Sabayon 5, oh!

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Gentoo Sabayon’s strength has always been to showcase the power of FOSS on the desktop. Once upon a time, it used to come preinstalled with Linux-compatible games. But the current releases have done away with the idea of showcasing the games factor and concentrate on giving an out-of-the box desktop experience.

Gentoo Optimizations Benchmarked

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Gentoo All binary distributions make these choices for you, but building from source, Gentoo users can decide for themselves. They are able to choose what CPU their binaries will be built for, as well as GCC optimizations.

The Future of Funtoo - Funtooture

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sanaris.livejournal: As the title states, I've been thinking about the future of Funtoo and wanted to post some of my ideas here, so you can offer feedback. These ideas are pretty complex so take some time to reflect on them.

Thoughts from 6-month-old Gentoo user

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fedoratux.blogspot: I am a six-month-old Gentoo user now! Six month ago, I posted about being a newbie of Gentoo. Now I could say I am happy with my decision of switching from Fedora. Please note that Fedora is a great distribution, I personally think Fedora is better than most of distributions—Ubuntu included.

Gentoo: “We're Not Dead”

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Interviews In 2008 the Gentoo Foundation ceased to exist, sending rumors of Gentoo’s demise and ultimate death circulating around the Internet. Almost two years on, the distro is still here and celebrating its 10th anniversary. How close did the distro come to disaster, and where does it stand now?

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