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Aug 30, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Version 1.2 is the third official release of the Gentoo-based VidaLinux OS (VLOS). The changes and enhancements to this edition are significant, but not good enough to save this conceptually astute operating system from failure. VidaLinux 1.2 is nice to play with, but don't expect a comfortable, complete desktop experience a la SUSE or Mandriva.

"VidaLinux is based on a stage 3 Gentoo installation, which is a collection of precompiled binary packages. Usually people associate Gentoo Linux with bootstrapping an entire operating system from source code, but that's only one way to do it. By installing an entire binary operating system and desktop software, VidaLinux sets up a Gentoo system with an attractive look and feel, and a number of relevant desktop applications, in about two hours. A similar configuration compiled from source could take two days on the same machine..."

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