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Gentoo Failed Us Again

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Gentoo 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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Gentoo 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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Gentoo 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 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 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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Gentoo 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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Gentoo I'd say we had the most diverse assortment of machines at any booth -- something like 10 different machines on 5 architectures. Certainly we had a bunch of developers; we haven't had a showing like this since SCALE 5x.

Bug fixing in Gentoo: How we are performing

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Gentoo I’ve been playing with matplotlib and Gentoo bug numbers from the last ~6 month to be able to see how we are performing at fixing bugs lately. This is the current output:

Sabayon 5.2 To Ship With 2.6.33 Kernel… and BFS!

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With Sabayon fever reaching boiling point I have some cool news to break to you all, which, as you have guessed from the title is that Sabayon 5.2 will ship with 2.6.33 Kernel with Con Kolivas 1 (ck1) 2.6.33 desktop performance patches (including BFS).

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