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Gentoo Linux releases 12.1 LiveDVD
Posted on April 1, 2012 by Robin H. Johnson

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Figure 1.1: Heating your boxes since 1999

Fig. 1: 12.0 wallpaper

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.

A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.

  • Packages included in this release: Linux Kernel 3.3.0, Xorg 1.12.0, KDE 4.8.1, Gnome 3.2.1, XFCE 4.8, Fluxbox 1.3.2, Firefox 11.0, LibreOffice 3.5.1.2, Gimp 2.6.12, Blender 2.60, Amarok 2.5 , VLC 2.0.1 and much more ...
  • If you want to see if your package is included we have generated both the x86 package list, and amd64 package list. You may also be interested in checking out the FAQ. There is no new artwork for the 12.1 release, but you can still get the 12.0 artwork plus DVD cases and covers for the 12.0 release.
  • Special Features:
    • ZFSOnLinux
    • Writable file systems using AUFS so you can emerge new packages!
    • Persistence for $HOME is available; press F9 for more info!

The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-12.1 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-12.1 version is for x86_64 only.

If you are ready to check it out, let our bouncer direct you to the closest x86 image or amd64 image file. If you would prefer to take it easy on the bandwidth and help the community, torrents are also provided.

If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.

Thank you for your continued support,
Gentoo Linux Developers, the Gentoo Foundation, and the Gentoo-Ten Project.

Thanks for your partipation in our April Fool's joke. This release is 100% real, it just has an extra feature when the date happens to be April 1st: The most intelligent Gentoo Install Wizard yet! If you want to check it out, just set your date before you boot the LiveDVD, and be sure to have a Linux-supported webcam plugged in.




Page updated April 1, 2012

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