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Gentoo Linux releases 12.1 LiveDVD

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gentoo.org: Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers.

Gentoo Linux 12 review

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itreviews.com: To the novice user, moving across from Windows to Linux for the first time, the desktop screen of Gentoo Linux will have a more familiar feel than most other versions of the platform.

Gentoo spotted on space station.

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gentoo.org: A number of Gentoo fans pointed out that Portage was spotted running on a space station, albeit a space station on the popular US cartoon TV series Archer. Look closely at the rightmost monitor.

Interview with Milan Kazarka

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gentoo.org: Milan is from Foresight Media s.r.o, who produce interactive Touch Tables, that run Gentoo Linux. One of the products are a low cost alternative to Microsoft's Surface.

Gentoo Linux 12.0 reviewed: Linux For The Toughies

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ubuntumanual.org: Gentoo Linux 12.0 LiveDVD was released recently. Although not as popular as Ubuntu, this Linux distro is good enough for those who want to learn more about their system's functionality and GNU/Linux.

Gentoo 12 review – the product of an established community

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linuxuser.co.uk: Say “Gentoo” and most people think of a source code based DIY distro. However, this is a pre-built desktop system that comes as 3.4GB disk image. Michael Reed takes it for a spin…

Oh Gentoo

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thelinuxexperiment.com: Well it’s been a couple of months now since the start of Experiment 2.0 and I’ve had plenty of time to learn about Gentoo, see its strengths and… sit waiting through its weaknesses.

Gentoo Christens Shiny New Wiki

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ostatic.com: The Gentoo project today announced the official Gentoo Wiki. This step has been a long time coming. When disaster took out most of the volunteer wiki several years ago, a big hole was left. This hole has now been filled by a "herd of proper Gentoo developers."

The state of Gentoo

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lwn.net: It's been three years since LWN last covered Gentoo Linux, so checking in on Gentoo's activities since then seems appropriate. Let's start with a re-introduction to Gentoo.

2011 Gentoo Screenshot Contest Results

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gentoo.org: As the quantity and quality of this year's entries will attest, Gentoo is alive, well, and taking no prisoners!

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