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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must... defend.... Gentoo
by daddio on Mon 17th Dec 2007 22:42 UTC
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I was drawn to gentoo because it was said, at the time to be really hard, and I thought I was up for the challenge. I learned how little I really knew about unix and Linux, and watched that knowledge explode as I wormed my way through getting a fully functional system with what I wanted on it.

What Has kept me with Gentoo is that:

1) Once you get it set up like you want it no pre-built distro can offer you the same

2) It is really easy to install new software.

3) the development environment is (of necessity) fully installed by default.

Although I have installed Ubuntu systems for friends and family, and I've tried other distros, I can't find another one that handles dependencies as well. This despite the occasional breakage. If paludis can help me avoid some of the pain of incompatible upgrade cycles, I may give it a whirl.

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