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Gentoo’s new Secret Sauce is sweet and sour

May 30th, 2007 Comments off

Linux.com has a review of Gentoo 2007.0. Looks like there are some significant issues with the live discs, especially if you have an ATI video card.

Gentoo 2007.0 is available in several formats for various platforms. As per its torrent download statistics, most popular are the live DVD, the live CD, and the minimal CD for x86 and AMD64 platforms. The live CD contains Linux kernel 2.6.19, Xorg 7.2, GNOME 2.16.0, OpenOffice.org 2.1.0, Firefox 2.0.0.3, Thunderbird 1.5.0.10, Evolution 2.8.2.1, and X-Chat and Gaim (now Pidgin) for IRC and instant messaging. The DVD version has everything the CD has, along with KDE 3.5.5, XFCE 4.4.0, GIMP 2.2.14, Abiword 2.4.6, KOffice 1.6.1, and several other applications, tools, and libraries.

Categories: Desktop, Gentoo, Reviews

Gentoo 2007.0 Review

May 12th, 2007 Comments off

Techgage reviews the new 2007.0 release of Gentoo, and compares it and the new installer to the previous 2006.1 release.

If you are familiar with the installers from either 2006.x version, you cannot consider yourself an expert with the installer from 2007.0, as many things have been changed around and it functions differently overall. I will get into these changes are we go along.

Gentoo PPC64 PS3 LiveCD is in BETA

January 2nd, 2007 Comments off

As seen on Digg, Gentoo LiveCDs which run on the Playstation 3 have been released. They also work on PowerMac G5 machines.

Gentoo 2006.1 Review

September 4th, 2006 Comments off

Techgage has a review of the new Gentoo 2006.1. Included are many screenshots of the LiveCD and the GUI installer in action.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full six months since 2006.0 was released. Time indeed flies. The regular Gentoo release schedule is one per six months, and with this current release they hit the schedule dead on. This release doesn’t introduce anything major, but there have been many improvements that we will be getting into.

Gentoo 2006.1 Released

August 31st, 2006 Comments off

Gentoo has released all new LiveCDs for a variety of platforms. While they may be created with the intention of installing Gentoo, they offer great hardware support, and have enough tools to be used in a variety of different circumstances.

Categories: Desktop, Gentoo, Releases

The Linux Newbie: How to Pick a Linux Distro: LiveCD Edition

August 28th, 2006 Comments off

The Linux Newbie compares 11 different LiveCDs in this article. One interesting piece of information included is boot times for each of the LiveCDs.

Look at Gentoo 2006.0 LiveCD

March 1st, 2006 Comments off

Techgage has a review of the new Gentoo 2006.0 LiveCD. Included is a screenshot of the new boot screen.

Categories: Desktop, Gentoo, Reviews

Gentoo Linux 2006.0 LiveCD Screenshot Tour

February 27th, 2006 Comments off

OSDir.com has screenshots up of the new LiveCD from the fine people at Gentoo. Slashdot currently has a story linking to it, with surprisingly few comments about how people just finished compiling the previous version.

Categories: Desktop, Gentoo, Screenshots

Gentoo Linux 2006.0 LiveCD Release

February 26th, 2006 Comments off

Gentoo Linux is announcing the release of their 2006.0 LiveCD. This LiveCD has major changes over the previous one by including a full desktop environment (Gnome 2.12) and the much anticipated official installer. They also state a KDE based LiveCD will be released in the future, and also a LiveDVD.

Categories: Desktop, Gentoo, Releases

Gentoo Linux Newsletter — October 24th, 2005

November 1st, 2005 Comments off

Oops, missed this from last week, Gentoo released a new version of their LiveCD for SGI machines with support for more SGI hardware, like the SGI Origin fridge-sized computers. I would have tried a joke about nobody using old SGI hardware, except there are two Origins running across the hall of my office, happily (slowly?) performing web and DNS services.

Categories: Gentoo, Releases, Server