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 dumbkiwi on Tue 7th Mar 2006 03:52 UTC in reply to "Rant"
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2006-01-02

I don't know what mailing lists you are reading, but the gentoo forums are one of the most informative and newbie friendly places I've seen. Gentoo (in my view) has the best, and most readable documentation of any distribution I've tried.

In terms of auto configuration of X, that's not what gentoo's about. Gentoo was originally conceived as a meta-distribution. A distribution from which other distributions are made. Gentoo is a distribution for those that want to configure their system from scratch. If you're not prepared to configure things yourself, then don't use it (and that's not saying you're an idiot - you may have different priorities).

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