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Gentoo 2006.1 (i686)

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Catalog#: 52310
Platform: i686
CD's: 1
Price: US $2.99

Gentoo Linux is a versatile and fast, completely free Linux distribution geared towards developers and network professionals. Unlike other distros, Gentoo Linux has an advanced package management system called Portage. Portage is a true ports system in the tradition of BSD ports, but is Python-based and sports a number of advanced features including dependencies, fine-grained package management, "fake" (OpenBSD-style) installs, safe unmerging, system profiles, virtual packages, config file management, and more. Gentoo 2006 features:

  • Kernel 2.6.15
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.1
  • Xorg 6.8.2, KDE 3.4.3, Gnome 2.12.2
  • Firefox 1.0.7, Mozilla 1.7.12
  • Evolution 2.4.2.1, Thunderbird 1.0.7
  • The GIMP 2.2.8, GNUCash 1.8.11
  • Samba 3.0.14a, Apache 2.0.55
  • MySQL 4.1.14, PostgreSQL 8.0.7
  • GCC 3.4.4, glibc 2.3.4, Perl 5.8.7, PHP 5.0.5

The 2006.1 release features many highlights that improve upon 2006.0. The AMD64, HPPA, x86, 32- and 64-bit PowerPC releases are built with and include GCC 4.1, a great improvement over version 3.4 used for 2006.0. Also included are the GNU C library version 2.4 and Gentoo's baselayout 1.12.1, with improved system start-up scripts. Alpha, x86 and AMD64 also feature a new profile layout, with separate sub-profiles for desktop and server systems.
Gentoo Linux 2006.1 now brings official support for the dual-core G5 processor on the PPC platform, support for the serial console on Apple Xserve machines and improved support for installation from a FireWire disk. Official stages are built for 64- and 32-bit userlands on generic PPC64, POWER5 and PowerPC 970 (G5) platforms, and GRP packages are available for the latest KDE, Gnome and XFCE releases on all of the above configurations.

 


To find more information on this distribution please visit
http://www.gentoo.org/
For the source go to:
http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml

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