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Thoughts from 6-month-old Gentoo user

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fedoratux.blogspot: I am a six-month-old Gentoo user now! Six month ago, I posted about being a newbie of Gentoo. Now I could say I am happy with my decision of switching from Fedora. Please note that Fedora is a great distribution, I personally think Fedora is better than most of distributions—Ubuntu included.

Gentoo: “We're Not Dead”

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Interviews In 2008 the Gentoo Foundation ceased to exist, sending rumors of Gentoo’s demise and ultimate death circulating around the Internet. Almost two years on, the distro is still here and celebrating its 10th anniversary. How close did the distro come to disaster, and where does it stand now?

The problem with Gentoo: my reactions

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Gentoo One of the articles Tyler passed me this morning was a brief post on three problems with Gentoo by Dion Moult. There are a few things he’s mentioned that I definitely agree with. Having used the distribution for a little over a month, some minor changes would go a long way to making the experience less painful and more usable.

F.B.I. Forensic Field Kit

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Software This is the ultimate bootable Disk for power user, or wannabe agent. Basically, the FBI Forensic Field Kit is a AIO Toolkit with compiled applications and ebooks designed to investigate and coordinate the user to look for buried files, and information logged inside your computers hard drive.

Gentoo release statistics

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robbat2.livejournal: solar was asking about release statistics, so I grabbed the current data from Bouncer.

The problem with Gentoo

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Gentoo Compared to most geeks I am rather illiterate, but nevertheless there are a couple areas where this tradeoff shouldn’t occur:

Gentoo in commercial environments

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Gentoo I've been busy collecting some really great stories from people using Gentoo in places that I really didn't expect. There are some gems like this one:

Does it come with includes or?

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Software Shared objects are, generally, a good thing because they allow different programs to share the same code in memory; this is why we consider shared libraries better than the static archives. Unfortunately, simply using, boilerplate, a shared object is a bad thing: you need to know what you’re doing.

For me, Gentoo is about *convenient* choice

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Gentoo It's often said, that Gentoo is all about choice, but that doesn't quite fit what it is for me. The highest ability to choose is Linux from scratch. What really distinguishes Gentoo for me is that it makes it convenient to choose.

Gentoo updates and annoyances

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Gentoo After hearing about the recent MintCast mention of our experiment, I figured it was high time to post an update with what’s gone right and what’s been enraging about my experiences with Gentoo over the past month.

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