Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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RE[3]: Gentoo
by crystall on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gentoo"
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That surprises and impresses me ;)
I used to run Gentoo on various machines at home, and it gave me some pretty big headaches at times. I guess it's all down to a proper maintenance schedule, as I always had my biggest issues after leaving the systems alone for extended periods.

Yes, a proper maintenance schedule is paramount, the biggest problem we had for example was bringing up-to-date boxes that hadn't be touched for 2-3 years. It was possible but quite tricky.

However I'd like to add that Gentoo on servers is far easier to manage and configure than on a desktop, the reason is that you don't have a graphical desktop there and that removes a lot of headaches, driver issues, etc...

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