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Gentoo Linux 12.0 LiveDVD Released

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Published on 02 January 2012 06:06 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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The Gentoo project has pout out version 12.0 of their pre-spun LiveDVD for those looking to give this decade-old distribution a shot.

The Gentoo Linux 12.0 LiveDVD ships with the Linux 3.1.5 kernel, X.Org Server 1.10.4, KDE SC 4.7.4, GNOME 3.2.1, Xfce 4.2.1, LibreOffice 3.4.99.2, GIMP 2.6.11, and many other updated packages.

The Gentoo 12.0 LiveDVD uses AuFS for providing a writable file-system so new packages and other work can be emerged from the live environment. There's also persistent home directory support.

Gentoo's LiveDVD is available in x86 and x86_64 formats. More details at Gentoo.org.

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