Introduction to Gentoo Linux
Date and Time
Monday, January 10, 2005 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
MIT Building 4-237
Rajiv Manglani - rajiv alum mit edu
An overview presentation and a demo of a running Gentoo system.
Gentoo Linux is a versatile and fast distribution for x86, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha, AMD64, IA64, and MIPS systems that is geared towards Linux power users. 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, path sandboxing, safe unmerging, system profiles, virtual packages, config file management, and more. A completed Gentoo Linux installation is customized and optimized for your specific needs. We will have an overview presentation and a demo of a running Gentoo system.