Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 15th Apr 2002 02:32 UTC
Gentoo We got Linux distributions for geeks (Debian), distros for businessmen (Red Hat), home users (Mandrake) and... Germans (SuSE :). However, there was never before a distribution specifically targetting developers and speed, both at the same time. Enter Gentoo Linux, the fastest loading, fastest-operating Linux distribution to date.
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Re: Linux review?
by Eugenia on Mon 15th Apr 2002 05:44 UTC

I will start with the reply of Daniel Robbins, owner and maintainer of Gentoo (I hope he won't mind). He sent me this a few minutes ago.

"I thought the review was fair and also contained a lot of helpful comments for users (and for us -- what we need to work on!)"

Second, if I am qualified to apply numerical ratings?
Well, I don't know what you are smoking, but most reviews DO apply numerical ratings or "star" ratings (they are effectively the same). They are reviews. And while I am not the Gentoo maintainer or an OS developer, I am (or used to be) a software professional. I have also ported more than 90 applications to AtheOS and BeOS.

And at the end of the day I DON'T HAVE TO be an OS developer to give ratings. I am a developer in general, I am a user of the system (actually, for quite some time) and most of all, I am the reviewer of this article. In fact, I suggest you check our previous reviews. Lycoris, AtheOS, OS/2, QNX etc. They all also had ratings, and you are the first one who whines that don't like numerical ratings in general. ;)

>how many technologies you and your type have crushed with word of mouth. I am disgusted.

Do you troll professionally? If yes, I can introduce you to some "friends" of mine, they may be able to put your trolling in a good use.