Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 7th Mar 2006 01:37 UTC, submitted by Valour
Gentoo "It's been a while since I last reviewed Gentoo Linux because there haven't been too many significant changes in the past few releases. I've been using it as my primary desktop operating system for a year and a half, though, and I've been running my main Web/email/database server on it since October of 2004. There's a reason why I've stayed with it that long, both as a desktop and server OS - and there's also a reason why I'm writing a review of the 2006.0 release after a long hiatus from Gentoo reviews." More here.
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Ghost town?
by Tom K on Tue 7th Mar 2006 01:43 UTC
Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

Is Gentoo still as ragingly overhyped nowadays as it was in 2004/mid-2005, or have people found better things to do with their time?

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RE: Ghost town?
by situation on Tue 7th Mar 2006 07:54 in reply to "Ghost town?"
situation Member since:
2006-01-10

I think some of the "better things" were modding you down, hehe.
I think Ubuntu has taken the hype flag and run far into the horizon now. I guess there always has to be that "must have" distro.

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RE[2]: Ghost town?
by g2devi on Tue 7th Mar 2006 23:41 in reply to "RE: Ghost town?"
g2devi Member since:
2005-07-09

Actually, Ubuntu and Gentoo have more than a few things in common. Ubuntu and Gentoo basically use the same naming convention for versions. Both distros are geared towards rolling upgrades. Ubuntu is also a strong advocate of source based compatibility with Debian, but doesn't necessarily believe in binary level compatibility (except at every major release when things get synced up again). Apparently security patches are also shared with Gentoo. Gentoo and Ubuntu forums are similarly helpful to their target users and both have a strong community with a larger than average percentage of zealots who love their distro.

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