Sunday, October 01, 2006

Gentoo Linux

Currently I am using Gentoo Linux as my primary Linux machine in my home network.

You can get to the Gentoo homepage via this link.

I've found it is very well documented and easy to use because of portage, the integrated software distrubution system. It is a one-step system to get the latest source, build it, install it for linux. For instance if you want the pine email system, simply type 'emerge pine' and wait for it to complete compiling, once it is complete you can run 'pine'. Simply as 1,2; no 3 even necessary.