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Would Mark Shuttleworth use Gentoo had he not founded Ubuntu?

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rrr.thetruth.de: Fortunately, sping said almost everything there is to say about LinuxTag. But there’s one important part missing: We finally made a peace treaty with what many call Gentoo’s arch nemesis (no pun intended?): Ubuntu.

Distro Review: Gentoo Linux

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  • Distro Review: Gentoo Linux
  • Why does gentoo suck?

Gentoo Screenshot Contest 2010

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Gentoo Users, Developers, and Staffers are encouraged to submit their sweetest screenshots. Please head over to the 2010 Contest Page for all of the details.

Gentoo Failed Us Again

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blog.flameeyes.eu: I’ve spent the past week or so away from computers, I came back to updating my systems today, and I received a nasty surprise.

An In-Depth Look at Gentoo Linux

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kernelnews.com: Imagine an Operating System that only includes the features that you actually want and use. An Operating System that is finely tuned to your computer hardware. One that doesn't include any resource hogging applications that you don't need such as "Desktop Search" or huge bloated software. Gentoo Linux is such an Operating System.

Upstream, rice it down!

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blog.flameeyes.eu: While Gentoo often gets a bad name because of the so-called ricers and upstream developer complains that we allow users to shoot themselves in the foot by setting CFLAGS as they please, it has to be said that not all upstream projects are good in that regard.

Announcing the Gentoo Wiki Project

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Web

ben.liveforge.org: After the mostly positive feedback on the recent wiki discussion, we have now gone ahead, formed a preliminary team consisting of both users and developers, and put up a project page.

Gentoo packs it up – joins Exherbo

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  • Paludis is Going Into a Cave
  • Gentoo packs it up – joins Exherbo
  • Gentoo Exherbo merger

QA, a “popular” task? Really?

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I’ve been accused by some people of being more interested in creating “followers” than in the wellness of Gentoo. This really did make me unhappy; not only it’s definitely not the case, but that hits my very nerves.

Reasons to love (and hate) gentoo

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convolutedtheory.com: Compiling everything from scratch is awesome for home users, but when you administer hundreds of servers IT SUCKS. Yes, you can set up a binary repository. No, it's not easy.

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When Richard Stallman set out to create the GNU Project, the goal was to create a fully free operating system. Over 33 years later, it is now possible for users to have a computer that runs only free software. But even if all the software is available, putting it all together yourself, or finding a distribution that comes with only free software, would be quite the task. That is why we provide a list of Free GNU/Linux distributions. Each distro on the list is commited to only distributing free software. With many to choose from, you can find a distro that meets your needs while respecting your freedom. But with so much software making up an entire operating system, how is it possible to make sure that nothing nasty sneaks into the distro? That's where you, and GNU Bucks come in. Read more