"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
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