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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!

Digging deeper with Gentoo Linux

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h-online.com: Gentoo is not like other Linux distribution. Where more fashionable distributions worry about fast installation and ease of use, Gentoo worries about efficient compilation and degrees of customisation. Richard Hillesley explains its history.

Gentoo Gets an Installer

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ostatic.com: Almost as though they heard my suggestions, Gentoo now has an installer. It's not included on an official Live DVD just yet, but it just might next release.

Installing Gentoo on a Notebook in 2011

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techgage.com: A couple of weeks ago I upgraded the hard drive in my notebook since the previous one in there was dying, and for some reason I got hit with the idea to install Gentoo again and see how things have improved -

Gentoo Releases 11.2 LiveDVD to Crickets

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ostatic.com: Ah, Gentoo. Gentoo was once one of the most popular distributions going. But somewhere along the line it declined. It's become a fringe distro that even with dedicated developers and loyal users can't seem to get its mojo back.

Gentoo Linux releases 11.2 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. The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.

Me + Gentoo: Not a good ideea… Great distro though

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rollingprogrammer.com: I just had to go there. I had to go there and do something stupid… Let me tell you what happened.

Gentoo Hardened SELinux state

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blog.siphos.be: Since last post, we’ve been working on the further stabilization and bug fixing of the SELinux policies within Gentoo Hardened. You might have noticed that we started working on the QA of the packages, like I promised in the last post.

Gentoo Screenshot Contest 2011

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gentoo.org: After the success of the 2010 Screenshot Contest the Contest Team is doing it again!

How to be a bad leader

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silverarrow.org: The Gentoo Council, which is pretty much leading Gentoo, finally won the “ChangeLog” battle. They are probably feel quite proud about that. But what will the long term consequences be?

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