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Top 5 Benefits of Using Gentoo

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Do you get adrenaline rush by just being on the bleeding edge of programming or computing? Is your dream computer experience filled with images of you customizing every aspect of your operating system? If so, Gentoo Linux operating system is the ideal distribution for you.

Gentoo Linux is a free and open source operating system that allows the user to compile the source code depending on the selected configurations. This feature greatly improves overall system efficiency since the computer is not overburdened with unnecessary programs, and executable programs are optimized to suit the user's exact needs. However, because of the long hours needed to compile the source codes, this operating system is not suited for programming greenhorns.

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