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Gentoo 12.1 Released With ZFS Support

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Published on 01 April 2012 04:58 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Coming out of the Gentoo camp is the Gentoo Linux 12.1 LiveDVD release with several new features.

Packages at the heart of this updated Gentoo LiveDVD include the Linux 3.3 kernel, X.Org Server 1.12, KDE SC 4.8.1, GNOME 3.2.1, Xfce 4.8, Fluxbox 1.3.2, Mozilla Firefox 11, LibreOffice 3.5.1, Blender 2.60, Amarok 2.5, VLC 2.0.1, and others.

Additionally, special features of Gentoo 12.1 include a Gentoo Install Wizard, ZFS On Linux support, writable file-systems using AuFS for supporting new packages to be emerged, and a persistent home directory is now available.

The Gentoo 12.1 LiveDVD is available as a hybrid x86/x86_64 spin as well as an x86_64 multi-lib version. Find out more at Gentoo.org.

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