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[News] Schools Adopts Gentoo GNU/Linux

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Using Gentoo Linux in K-12 School’s Computer Lab

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| GHCA recently updated all their computers to run the Gentoo distribution of 
| the Linux operating system. This video interviews system administrator 
| Michael Surran, exploring the details as to why the school switched to Gentoo 
| and how Gentoo is used to improve productivity and functionality.   
| Of particular interest is the use of distributed compiled computing (distcc) 
| among the 20 Athlon computers to greatly speed the software building process. 


"There's a lot of Linux out there -- much more than Microsoft generally signals
publicly -- and their customers are using it..."

                --Paul DeGroot, a Directions On Microsoft analyst.


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.   



New release strategy to provide more current install media

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| In future releases, Gentoo will focus on a more back-to-basics approach that
| will give you up-to-date install media on a regular basis and make much
| better use of our human resources. We're looking into automated weekly builds
| of the minimal CDs and stage tarballs as well as maybe an annual LiveCD
| release. We will keep you updated as we decide on the details of this new
| approach.

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