Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 16th Dec 2007 00:04 UTC, submitted by obsethryl
Gentoo A relatively lengthy Q&A with Ciaran McCreesh about Paludis, the Portage alternative for Gentoo.
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RE: I love Gentoo
by blixel on Sun 16th Dec 2007 09:34 UTC in reply to "I love Gentoo"
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Wow, you guys are missing out

On my Debian desktop/workstation, I have the window manager I want, the browser I want, the e-mail client I want, the IM client I want, the music software, the office apps, and so on.

On my Ubuntu laptop, it all pretty much "just works".

On my OpenBSD server, I have OpenLDAP setup how I want, I have apache, postfix, mysql, etc...

So ... I have everything I want, setup how I want - and I didn't spend an entire day doing "stage 1 / stage 2 / stage 3" installs - and I don't spend hours and hours per week turning my CPU into a hot iron grill by way of compiling hundreds of megs of source code (thereby wasting enormous amounts of electricity and otherwise making the machine completely useless while it's compiling)

So ... what am I missing out on exactly?

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