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OSNews: Interview with Gentoo's Daniel Robbins

May 15, 2002, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)


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"Gentoo is so far, the big Linux surprise this year. With its 1.0 release took the Linux world by storm and converted a huge number of power users and developers from the well-known Linux distros they were using, to the lightweight Gentoo Linux. While its installation process is not for the faint of heart, it pays back the user with a highly optimized system. As a result, Gentoo is dubbed the "fastest Linux distro" to date. Read on for an exclusive interview with Gentoo's project leader, Daniel Robbins where he reveals that Gentoo will be further optimized with the fastest x86 C/C++ compiler (Intel's ICC) in addition to GCC 3.1, and also talks about the future plans for Portage and the overall system in general.

"1. Gentoo 1.0 has become a huge success! How do you feel by seeing all this hard work coming to a climax with the thousands of downloads and all the talk around it?

"Daniel Robbins: As project lead, it has been very satisfying. People are understanding and embracing our vision of how Linux distributions should be designed, which is very satisfying. It's also made my life quite hectic, but hopefully I'll figure out how to adjust to the new situation that I find myself in :)..."

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