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Official 2006.0 CD releases have hit the Gentoo store this week! Five USD from every CD sale goes to the Gentoo Foundation, presenting a clever way to financially support the development of Gentoo Linux through purchasing the release media directly from the project.
The Gentoo Linux team has announced calls for papers for two upcoming events -- the Gentoo UK Conference, in London; and FrOSCon, in Bonn. A Freescale Gentoo Seminar at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. is also coming up.
Gentoo Linux is a unique GNU/Linux distribution that compiles all of its software from source code rather than using precompiled binary packages. Gentoo is arranged much like FreeBSD, except it has command line tools that automate all of the special functions that must be done by hand. What's new in 2006.0?
Gentoo is a very cool distro, but because it didn't have an equally cool installer, a lot of Linux users kept their distance from it. Yesterday things changed, as Gentoo announced the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.0 which comes with a graphical installer. As soon as I heard this news, I downloaded the LiveCD ISO image that includes the new installer.
Gentoo is one of the more popular Linux distributions with die-hard enthusiasts, while also being dubbed one of the hardest distributions to grasp. The team of Gentoo developers have announced the availability of Gentoo v2006.0 as we approach the end of February. Screenshots are popping up all over the place.
Daniel Robbins, the founder and former chief architect of the Gentoo Linux project, has quit his job at Microsoft after only eight months, the software giant has confirmed.
A number of important changes are featured in this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, including new USE defaults, the shiny new features contained in the latest baselayout release, and project reports from the AMD64 and PPC teams.
Entering its fourth year of publication, this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter shows what's to be expected from next month's Gentoo presence at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels, and calls for Lithuanian translators to help with the Gentoo documentation. A portrait of Andrea Barisani in the dev-of-the-week column, international news and press clippings are included this week, with reports from the community that had time to mature over the GWN's extended hibernation period during the holidays and into the new year.
I'm happy to announce that KDE Dot News is now fully hosted and supported by the OSU Open Source Lab. OSUOSL server hosting has been provided to us in the form of a Xen virtual machine running Gentoo Linux. I must say I am truly impressed by the combination. I've never used Gentoo before but I am finding it to be a well thought out distribution. Everything just works and it has some nice touches out-of-the-box such a colorised bash shell.
In this weeks Gentoo Weekly Newsletter we find Qt4 is starting to be marked unstable on various architectures. So it begins...
Sumo Computer is announcing today that a new $399 Sumo Computer configured Kuro Box/HG is now available with LAMP and has chosen the Gentoo Linux distribution due to its ease of administration and over 10,000 Open Source ported applications.
Also: Distribution Release: Gentoo Linux 2005.1-r1
Gentoo developers released a version of the Linux distribution that can be run directly from a CD on Tuesday, so that people can try the OS without installing it.