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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"It was death by growing pains, predominantly because Gentoo didn't offer a binary derivative to appeal to the crowd that thinks they're hobbyists but really just wants a distribution that makes a bit more sense under the covers."

This just doesn't make any sense: why would Gentoo need to offer a binary distro based on itself? That's like saying that Microsoft failed because they never opened up their source code. Microsoft isn't about opening up its code and Gentoo isn't about being a binary distro.

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