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[News] Gentoo Founder Launches Funtoo Web Site

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| I sit here watching the first emerge --sync go slowly scrolling by in 
| preparation for my second go around with Funtoo. The Funtoo creator Daniel 
| Robbins, the same man who gave us Gentoo, has started a new project for us 
| geeks to play with. My first pass with it was fine, and I still have it 
| going, however while it has a functional X server and environment, it never 
| made it past being a chroot playtoy. This time I'm putting the code to the 
| metal as it were.      


What I’ve Been Up To – New site, etc.

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| http://www.funtoo.org has been redesigned. It now has more of a portal design 
| to get you to the latest Funtoo, Funtoo+OpenVZ and Gentoo builds. I hope you 
| like it :)  



Metro 1.1 Released

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| I’ve just released version 1.1 of Metro and updated the QuickStart Guide to
| reflect this new version. Currently, the only way to install Metro is to use
| git – see the improved QuickStart Guide for more information.


The Goal of Funtoo

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| We are not a “fork” of Gentoo in the traditional sense of the word, though of
| course we are trying to do things better (otherwise, what would be the point
| of doing anything?) We are trying to aim to be as compatible with Gentoo as
| possible, so that it is easy for us to share technology with Gentoo.


Metro Released

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| Hi everyone – Metro, my Gentoo automated build engine, has been released.
| I’ve written up a QuickStart guide to guide you through the process of
| installing and using Metro for the first time.


KDE 4.1.2 Unmasked in Gentoo

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| Jorge beat me to it... I am very pleased to announce that KDE 4.1.2 is in the
| Gentoo official tree and I unmasked it a little earlier today. I think that
| all the big bugs have been squashed but there may be a few left lurking. I
| have learnt a lot more than I ever really wanted to about KDE initialization
| but hopefully that has helped me to improve the KDE experience in Gentoo.


Gentoo still rules

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| Gentoo is pretty good for this kind of thing, whatever its other
| shortcomings. Does any other distro make it this easy to do such things? (I'm
| genuinely curious.)


Viva Gentoo

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| Talking about a light desktop, there is now a Gentoo project to bring LXDE,
| the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, to our beloved distro. I already
| committed PCManFM, a fast and lightweight, tabbed GTK+ file manager, which is
| used as the default file manager in LXDE.


Satisfied Gentoo users

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| If you, like me, would rather “think positive” — life can be depressing
| enough as it is — then here are some more recent, positive, reactions from
| satisfied Gentoo users...


I keep coming back to Gentoo!

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| And in general, portage and all the gentoo associated tools feel better,
| maybe because I have become more accustomed to them. And final point, I do
| not have to install g++, it is already installed. The toolchain is already
| there to compile anything that I want.

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