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==Assets and drawbacks==
 
==Assets and drawbacks==
<code>+</code> Support for x86-, PowerPC-, UltraSparc- und Alpha
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<code>+</code> Support for x86-, PowerPC-, UltraSparc- und Alpha <br/>
<code>+</code> Live-CD based installation for x86 und PowerPC
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<code>+</code> Live-CD based installation for x86 und PowerPC <br/>
<code>+</code> Several optimiced Linux kernel (2.4.xx-gs, 2.6.xx)
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<code>+</code> Several optimiced Linux kernel (2.4.xx-gs, 2.6.xx) <br/>
<code>+</code> Modern development system (glibc 2.x, gcc 3.x.x)
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<code>+</code> Modern development system (glibc 2.x, gcc 3.x.x) <br/>
<code>+</code> Great choice of file systems (ReiserFS, XFS, ext3, EVMS, LVM, ...)
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<code>+</code> Great choice of file systems (ReiserFS, XFS, ext3, EVMS, LVM, ...) <br/>
<code>+</code> Great hardware support (NVIDIA, Creative Labs Live! und Audigy)
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<code>+</code> Great hardware support (NVIDIA, Creative Labs Live! und Audigy) <br/>
<code>+</code> Modular OpenGL- und Compiler-Sub-System
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<code>+</code> Modular OpenGL- und Compiler-Sub-System <br/>
<code>+</code> Over 4000 modern and up-to-date software packages
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<code>+</code> Over 4000 modern and up-to-date software packages <br/>
<code>+</code> Extended Portage capabilities
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<code>+</code> Extended Portage capabilities <br/>
<code>-</code> Linux knowledge required
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<code>-</code> Linux knowledge required <br/>
  
 
==Basic installation==
 
==Basic installation==

Revision as of 04:33, 27 November 2004

http://www.gentoo.org/images/gtop-s.jpg

Description

Gentoo Linux is a special kind of Linux distribution. Nearly every software application is build and optimized for your system. Extreme performance, configurability and a first-class user and developer community are the quality marks of Gentoo.

Thanks to the Portage system, Gentoo is well-suited as

  • secure server
  • development system
  • professional workstation
  • gaming system
  • embedded system
  • what ever you like...

This is the reason Gentoo is called a meta distribution.

Assets and drawbacks

+ Support for x86-, PowerPC-, UltraSparc- und Alpha
+ Live-CD based installation for x86 und PowerPC
+ Several optimiced Linux kernel (2.4.xx-gs, 2.6.xx)
+ Modern development system (glibc 2.x, gcc 3.x.x)
+ Great choice of file systems (ReiserFS, XFS, ext3, EVMS, LVM, ...)
+ Great hardware support (NVIDIA, Creative Labs Live! und Audigy)
+ Modular OpenGL- und Compiler-Sub-System
+ Over 4000 modern and up-to-date software packages
+ Extended Portage capabilities
- Linux knowledge required

Basic installation

VDR plugins

VDR addons

Ebuild development

Links

[1] http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo homepage