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Distribution Watch: Gentoo Linux 1.2: Getting Better Every Day - page 5

Back in the Saddle with Gentoo

  • July 10, 2002
  • By Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Gentoo Linux 1.2 still does not get along with my lab machine. It does get along with my main Linux box, and gets farther into the installation on the lab box than 1.1a ever did. I'll be sending some more information to the Gentoo folks so maybe next time my lab box can have its very own Gentoo Linux installation. For now it will have to be content with a certain other distribution's beta release.

Gentoo is still quite a young distribution, and it already has quite a following. I find that I do hope for the sakes of the lazy among us, that some of the installation process will be automated in the future. If not, well, a fussy installation process is a small price to pay for one of the fastest Linux distributions out there.

Dee-Ann LeBlanc has written over 10 computer books, over forty articles, taught classes, and more, mostly involving the Linux operating system and its programs. Her latest book is Linux Routing from New Riders. You can reach her at dee@renaissoft.com, or find out more at http://www.Dee-AnnLeBlanc.com/.

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