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Gentoo 11 or Opensuse 11.4 ?

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SUSE

What these two distributions have in common?

Very little in my opinion, except that the latest release of both came out last week, we got to version 11 of Gentoo live dvd , in Gentoo it usually refers to the version of the Live DVD as it is a “ rolling release ” unlike other distros like openSUSE that release versions regularly, and with his last release stands at version openSUSE 11.4 .

So, let’s see what these 2 distributions can offer to Linux users.

GENERAL FEATURES

Opensuse

The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell with the goal to serve the most usable and userfriendly desktop Linux system. openSUSE (earlier known as Suse or SuSE) has been a top Linux distribution for quite a while (first appeared in 1992 as S.u.S.E). Formerly a business-only solution, now concentrates on home user’s desktops and workstations.

Gentoo

Distro for advanced, aware and patient users and also for those who like to mess up a lot. Gentoo is a distribution which doesn’t rely on binary packages (although there are some available as well) but rather concentrates on building the operating system optimized for the target hardware. Installing and configuring Gentoo can take days. The users say it’s worth it because of the control and speed improvements.

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