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Debian or Debian-based systems like Ubuntu and Linux Mint seem to be everywhere nowadays. However, there are other distros around, also with active communities.
Jake Pouw-Waas will give a short introduction to Gentoo: Portage software management, the heart of Gentoo. In his talk, he will cover actions like searching and installing packages, updating and patching, as well as how to use other package sources and create your own ones.
Angus will give a similar overview of Arch Linux, discussing how a rolling release distribution works, the Pacman package manager and the Arch User Repository.
We meet in MS4: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/contacts/map/?MS4