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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RE: Rant
by Omega Penguin on Tue 7th Mar 2006 02:06 UTC in reply to "Rant"
Omega Penguin
Member since:
2006-02-12

Gentoo is like Slackware in the respect they are for advanced users.I mean,there are plenty of distros for newbies,but we can't forget the people who know their way around Linux.

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RE[2]: Rant
by sanctus on Tue 7th Mar 2006 03:04 in reply to "RE: Rant"
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2005-08-31

I see more the long installation made for beginners or intermediates user who want to learn more about linux (there is also linuxfromscratch).

Personnaly I prefer gentoo for is package system. Portage is amazing. What It's miss, is a cleaner way to build glibc like freebsd does _and_ a fast, uncumbered, graphical installation to get to work as fast as it possible.

I dont see how gentoo is a distro for "advanced user". Avanced user don't necessarily want was a weekend installing a system, nor they want to configure by hand there xorg or what so ever. They already know how to do that, what do they have to prove to themselve? To categorize it as such, is more for the "cool" factor put on the newbies geek.

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