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gentoo’s growth

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Gentoo DistroWatch has yet another “the sky is falling” post about Gentoo, and, going against habit, I’m going to comment on the situation in general.

Gentoo: New release strategy to provide more current install media

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Gentoo In future releases, Gentoo will focus on a more back-to-basics approach that will give you up-to-date install media on a regular basis and make much better use of our human resources. Consequently, we're canceling the 2008.1 release.

The Decline Of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo I recently began charting the freefall of the Gentoo Linux distribution. The project peaked in 2003 but has been in steady decline since Daniel Robbins got up from the captains chair. The release history on distrowatch gives a good 30-thousand foot view.

Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop - Stable now

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Gentoo Due to my busy schedule of the previous week, it actually took me roughly a week to finally get my Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop and configured. This is the first time in over two years that I actually got a fully functional Gentoo system. I even got 3D direct rendering working with nvidia and xorg.

Switched From Ubuntu To Gentoo

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clintonskakun.wordpress: Ubuntu has served me well for a few months, I think it was April when I started using it. I have to say Ubuntu is one of my favorite Linux distributions. It’s great for people who are new to Linux or have been using Windows for a long time and want to try out something different or more reliable.

KDE 4.1 Gentoo Ebuilds

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Gentoo So there have been quite a few people asking what is happening with KDE 4.1 on Gentoo. I have been working with a few other developers and interested users on the new ebuilds in an overlay. I think these ebuilds are almost ready and I am very eager to get them into the tree.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 31 August 2008

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The August issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: PHP4 removal, GSOC interview, new Gentoo-based distributions, and more!

Parallel emerge versus parallel make

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Gentoo Parallel emerge is helpful on SMP system during a first install, a world rebuild (which is actually what I’m doing now) or in a long update after some time spent offline; it is of little help when doing daily upgrades, or when installing a new package.

Robbins Unstable Stages are Here

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Gentoo Gentoo unstable or “tilde” (~x86, ~amd64) stages are now available for download. One of the cool things in these unstable stages and OpenVZ templates is the inclusion of Roy Marples’ OpenRC scripts, which are an improved version of Gentoo Linux’s init script design.

Gentoo 2008.0: Return to greatness?

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Gentoo When the long-awaited Gentoo 2008.0 release finally hit mirrors last month, the two largest groups of users found themselves out of luck: x86 users discovered that their live CD wouldn't copy the kernel during install, and the AMD64 image wouldn't fit onto a standard CD-ROM. This was not a great start for a distribution whose comeback may rest upon this release.

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