Review: Gentoo 2004.2


Author: Jem Matzan

Gentoo Linux is the BSD of GNU/Linux distributions; it’s elegant and customizable and you know exactly what you’re getting when you install it. No mystery programs, no packages that you have to deinstall because you’ll never use, no clutter, and everything is customized to your needs. If you do it right, Gentoo is also faster than your average GNU/Linux distro because everything can be compiled with higher compiler optimizations. The 2004.2 edition of Gentoo Linux lacks the improvements I had hoped to see, but this is still the best community GNU/Linux distribution for desktop tinkerers. Some even say that it makes a good server, too.


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