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Gentoo Linux Rolls Its Secret Sauce

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The first Gentoo Linux release of the year is now available, featuring an improved installer and updated packages.

The release, which Gentoo developers have code-named Secret Sauce comes after several delays and revisions by developers to iron out security flaws.

"There was also a complete resnapshot done about half way through the release period due to the release taking so long and the packages becoming stale."

The term release isn't all that accurate in reference to Gentoo, since Gentoo considers itself to be a metadistribution that is constantly updated.

Unlike commercial Linux distributions, such as Red Hat or Novell/SUSE, Gentoo users constantly build their systems with the Gentoo Portage system.

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