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Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux is a versatile and fast Linux distribution for x86, PowerPC, Sparc, and Sparc64 that's geared towards Linux power users. Unlike other distros, it has an advanced package management system called Portage. Portage is a true ports system in the tradition of BSD ports, but is Python-based and sports a number of advanced features including dependencies, fine-grained package management, "fake" (OpenBSD-style) installs, path sandboxing, safe unmerging, system profiles, virtual packages, config file management, and more.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 Mar 2011 14:34

    Release Notes: This version features Linux Kernel 2.6.37 (with Gentoo patches), accessibility support with Speakup 3.1.6, bash 4.1, glibc 2.12.2, gcc 4.5.2, binutils 2.21, python 2.7.1 and 3.1.3, perl 5.12.3, and more.

    •  07 Oct 2009 02:59

      Release Notes: A live DVD is now available, which features many packages, including Linux kernel 2.6.30 (with Gentoo patches), Speakup 3.1.3, Bash 4.0, glibc 2.9, GCC 4.3.2, KDE 4.3.1, GNOME 2.26.3, and Xfce 4.6.1.

      •  03 Mar 2007 22:28

        Release Notes: The primary goal of 2006.1 is to improve the quality of the Gentoo release media by including more drivers. The secondary goal of this release is to build experimental LiveCD images for at least one architecture other than AMD64/x86 to facilitate Gentoo Linux Installer testing.

        •  24 May 2006 07:08

          Release Notes: Major highlights in this release include KDE 3.4.3, GNOME 2.12.2, XFCE 4.2.2, GCC 3.4.4, and a 2.6.15 kernel. This is also the first release with the Gentoo Linux Installer officially debuting on the x86 LiveCD, which will fully replace the Universal and PackageCD set.

          •  30 Aug 2004 20:44

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            28 Aug 2003 03:11 devnullify

            Very impressed
            Hands down, the best-engineered (and most fun to use) Linux distribution I've ever used. Portage makes sense...and works a charm, file locations are sane, and the advanced init.d setup is a godsend.

            Nice work.


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