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: Gentoo review.
by Henry Marchbanks on Mon 15th Apr 2002 12:06 UTC

As a recent convert to Gentoo, I'm a little confused about these 'bugs' Eugenia mentions. I have only run across two packages that didn't properly emerge. Everything else, given that I didn't mess it up, or forget about something has worked for me on the first attempt.

Maybe I'm lucky.

It just seems that various comments are ignorant?? I don't know, I'm not claiming to be a linux expert, but some things she complained about even I was able to figure out.

For example, getting startx to load something other than twm is a matter of creating a custom ~/.xinitrc. Terminals inheriting path, etc. should be dependant upon the proper shell initialization files. ie. .bash_profile, .profile, etc.

She seems to be complaining about her lack of ability to properly customize linux to her own tastes. That being said Gentoo's defaults inherited $PATH and did almost all the things I expected it to. I added a couple aliases and thats it.

Are we talking about the same distro?? (And yes I originally started with 1.0, not 1.1a)