Linux.com: Review: VidaLinux 1.2

“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


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