Gentoo new release 2005.1



It looks as though Gentoo 2005.1 has been released. The ModWiki.org’s tech blog has mentioned it. Of course for more details you can look at the main gentoo site. Gentoo is a Linux distribution that has gained a following for the fact that everything is built from source.

The idea is that when software is built from source specifically tailoring it to the machine that it’s to be run on, the software will be ideally optimized for that hardware and you’ll see performance benefits over precompiled binary systems. In theory this makes sense, I’ve seen tests where there weren’t significant differences. That much said, I’ve been tempted to try out gentoo at somepoint when I have a few days to let a system compile itself. Installation may be a bit hairy for those used to point and click interfaces.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Audio on Linux weekend... For most people here in the US, this last weekend was known as Labor Day weekend, for me though... it was more like Audio on Linux weekend. I've mentioned before that I use my computer for most EVERYTHING and that's not far off.... I have watched movies on the PC,......
  • FreeDos suspended development - nevermind The Freedos has suspended development. It's been a 12 year project and really, Freedos has become THE free DOS implementation around. It's been shipped with "blank" pc's, integrated into several other projects that use a dos'ish boot environment and the 1.0 release has not officially come. (I think the most......
  • Wine-Doors the future of Windows software installing on Linux I just came across this article about wine-doors which sounds VERY promising. Of course, let me set the stage. Wine is a windows compatibility api for linux. The goal of wine is to allow windows applications to run on top of a linux system without modification (of the original windows......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • How to Choose a Microsoft Office Alternative Offices all over the globe have used Microsoft Office for many years as the standard office suite, but many other products offer similar features for the office that prefers a less expensive solution. Walk through these steps to find alternative software packages that will support existing office duties. 1. Software......
  • DIY Home Design for the Downsizing Baby Boomer As they empty the nest and approach retirement, many baby boomers are thinking about what to do with their present home. Should they remodel to sell and downsize? Should they finally implement those upgrades for a carefree retirement lifestyle? What about new living spaces - what should be done with......
  • Ten Steps To Become a Linux/Unix Geek Until recently, Linux/Unix was considered OS of the geeks. However, with GUI and more desktop Linux distributions, things have simplified on both Linux and Unix. Still you can geek out with Unix/Linux using its terminal. Just follow the steps below to master the terminal. 1. Never used Linux! Get Ubuntu......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site