Linked by Andrew Barilla on Tue 10th Feb 2004 20:08 UTC
Linux After reading a discussion on DistroWatch asking if users were happy with their current distribution, I noticed a common thread of those who have had similar experiences as myself with juggling various Linux distributions. Like myself, they feel many Linux distributions are great, but no one quite feels like home. None of them quite fit the bill and they may even begin to think that every OS sucks.
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RE:Slackware
by renelicious on Tue 10th Feb 2004 22:00 UTC

Besides, we all know there are only two package managers in Linux land, Portage and the rest. ;-)

Of course you mean "The rest being FAR better".

Portage is a neat idea, but seriously who needs it. I much prefer to be able to type apt-get install package (or yum) and have it installed 10 sec later as apposed to 2 hours later when its done compiling. Seriously when your computer runs at 3 billion cycles a second spending 3 days recompiling your system is not going to make it run much faster than with binary packages. Plus a prebuilt distro already has everything configured, try getting your iPod and firewire card working on Gentoo. I did it, however it took alot of work, on FC1 I just plugged it in.

I used to run Gentoo and it has a GREAT community building around it (other distros could learn from this) however over all its a pretty big waste of time.

To get more on topic I do plan to try Arch seems like it has some neat features...thanks for the article.