The Gentoo Release Engineering project has finally managed to get ready the Gentoo Linux 2007.0 release, after a number of delays caused by some security vulnerabilities and other bugs which had to be solved. Gentoo Linux is probably the most portable Linux version so far, available for numerous architectures, such as: x86, MIPS, Alpha, IA64, x86-64, SPARC a.s.o. Gentoo was also the first distribution to offer a complete 64-bit Linux computing environment for the PowerPC 970.
Code named Secret Sauce, the Gentoo 2007.0 release did not let its fans wait for it in vain. With an enormous number of packages secured through a complex rebuilding process, Gentoo 2007.0 intends to provide a more modular, more flexible, easy to maintain and optimized version of what Gentoo stood for so far. For this purpose, it also comes with a suit of package updates, improvements and additions. Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168, OpemOffice.org 2.1.0, GNOME 2.16.2 or the 2.6.19 version of the Linux kernel are just a few of the additions brought to this release.
Significant highlights can be underlined for every supported architecture. Regarding x86, the updates in the hardware support can be counted, followed by the updates to GLIMC 2.5. Many updates were made in the 32-bit emulation libraries for the amd64, which should now offer a better support for many of the closed source applications. Both x86 and amd64 provide now the possibility of upgrading from the hardened stage to the non-hardened stage. GLIBC 2.5 was brought in this version especially for the Alpha and PPC architectures. PPC also benefited of plenty updated packages, while the PPC64 architecture now enjoys server and desktop profiles for both the 32-bit and 64-bit userlands. The profiles split into server and desktop are also one of the new ingredients brought specially for HPPA.
You can download Gentoo Linux 2007.0 right now from Softpedia.
You can download Gentoo Linux 2007.0 LiveCD right now from Softpedia.