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Gentoo 2005.0 released

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Gentoo 2005.0 released

Gentoo Linux is proud to bring you the long awaited Gentoo Linux 2005.0 release!

This release has had a few setbacks including a complete security rebuild, but with the help of the many teams within the Gentoo developer community, we believe that this release will be one of the best that we have ever had.

This release includes new installation media from Alpha, AMD64, PPC, PPC64, SPARC, and x86 and includes stages for IA64 and SPARC32. Please check out our mirrors to find the closest one to you. As with 2004.3, you will be able to download optimized PackageCD images for x86 and PPC via our bittorrent server, and also our "unofficial" secondary bittorrent server, provided by Friends of Gentoo e.V. in Germany.

Donations to Gentoo via Paypal

The Gentoo Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the Paypal donation link on the pages. This link allows you to donate any amount you wish directly to the Foundation. One of the responsabilities of the Foundation is to handle the financial needs of Gentoo and to help fund the further development of Gentoo Linux. More information about funding needs can be found at the Gentoo website.

The most immediate funding need that the Foundation has is to raise the 500 USD opening balance for the Foundation's bank account (and this will remain in the account as the minimum balance). We challenge users and organizations to donate if they can, even the smallest amount counts! Thank you for your continued support of Gentoo Linux!

Gentoo Bugzilla now supports SSL

As of 24 March 2005, Gentoo's Bugzilla now supports SSL for encrypted communications. This will help people who reside in highly unprotected networks (such as a university or an unencrypted wireless connection) and want to have a more secure connection to our Bugzilla. Authentication and bug submission can now be done securely, without threat of your password being sniffed or patch data being altered while in transit. Happy bug fixing!

Reprinted from The Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: March 28th, 2005.

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