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O'Reilly: Gentoo Linux Reloaded

Oct 14, 2002, 13:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Robbins)

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"I'm sure many of you know that in addition to writing Linux articles, I'm also very involved in a free software project called Gentoo Linux. In this article, I'll try to explain what Gentoo Linux is all about and also tantilize you with all the neat things we have in the works for Gentoo Linux 1.4, which we're currently developing and should be available from our Web site (at http://www.gentoo.org/) by the time you read this article. So, what is unique about Gentoo Linux? Here are the answers...

"Gentoo Linux is a fast, modern distribution with a clean and flexible design. In this respect, Gentoo may appeal to Slackware, Linux From Scratch or BSD users. Unlike most Linux distros, Gentoo has a package system reminiscent of BSD's ports. Available packages are distributed as source, in the form of 'ebuild' auto-build scripts, which are kept continually up-to-date by the Gentoo Linux development team..."

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