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Three years with Gentoo

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blog.yjl.im: I still can't believe it's been three years when I checked the date of installation of my Gentoo, I thought it was only two years. Time flies by fast, I guess. During this period, Gentoo hardly had disappointed me and it was never broken by updating.

Gentoo 12.1 Install Wizard: Real or Joke

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ostatic.com: Gentoo released 12.1 on April Fool's Day. I included it in my jokes roundup. But the Gentoo announcement has added a message to users and jokesters: The installer is real.

Gentoo Linux releases 12.1 LiveDVD

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Humor

gentoo.org: Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers.

Gentoo Linux 12 review

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itreviews.com: To the novice user, moving across from Windows to Linux for the first time, the desktop screen of Gentoo Linux will have a more familiar feel than most other versions of the platform.

Gentoo spotted on space station.

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gentoo.org: A number of Gentoo fans pointed out that Portage was spotted running on a space station, albeit a space station on the popular US cartoon TV series Archer. Look closely at the rightmost monitor.

Interview with Milan Kazarka

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Hardware
Interviews

gentoo.org: Milan is from Foresight Media s.r.o, who produce interactive Touch Tables, that run Gentoo Linux. One of the products are a low cost alternative to Microsoft's Surface.

Gentoo Linux 12.0 reviewed: Linux For The Toughies

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ubuntumanual.org: Gentoo Linux 12.0 LiveDVD was released recently. Although not as popular as Ubuntu, this Linux distro is good enough for those who want to learn more about their system's functionality and GNU/Linux.

Gentoo 12 review – the product of an established community

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linuxuser.co.uk: Say “Gentoo” and most people think of a source code based DIY distro. However, this is a pre-built desktop system that comes as 3.4GB disk image. Michael Reed takes it for a spin…

Oh Gentoo

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thelinuxexperiment.com: Well it’s been a couple of months now since the start of Experiment 2.0 and I’ve had plenty of time to learn about Gentoo, see its strengths and… sit waiting through its weaknesses.

Gentoo Christens Shiny New Wiki

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Web

ostatic.com: The Gentoo project today announced the official Gentoo Wiki. This step has been a long time coming. When disaster took out most of the volunteer wiki several years ago, a big hole was left. This hole has now been filled by a "herd of proper Gentoo developers."

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