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: Automated LFS
by dumbkiwi on Tue 7th Mar 2006 04:00 UTC in reply to "Automated LFS"
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2006-01-02

I don't see why you say it's not for production systems. We have it running here on several servers.

Also compiling from source and "getting work done" are not mutually exclusive. I've never had trouble "getting work done" while compiling.

Personally, I use gentoo precisely because it allows me to get work done. It is so simple to maintain. The quality of the packages seems very high. Very rarely do I run into update issues. I spend a lot less time maintaining my 4 gentoo machines than I do other binary based distributions. The initial time to install is significant, but the resultant system makes up for that in spades.

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