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 flav2000 on Tue 7th Mar 2006 07:04 UTC in reply to "Rant"
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Um. autoconfiguration works if there are only a couple options. For example, apache has the following flags:

apache2 debug doc ldap mpm-leader mpm-peruser mpm-prefork mpm-threadpool mpm-worker nosuexec selinux ssl static-modules threads

Of the 14 flags, if you ask 10 different people you'll probably bet getting 7-8 answers as to what should be the "default". Gentoo is flexible in this regard and that's its strength.

As for your mailing list comment, I have not seen this in the forums at all. Most Gentoo users use the forums and wiki for information anyways.

Since 2002, I have asked my share of questions and I have made my share of contributions. I even helped out people through email and made a few friends that way. So, if you have met some unpleasant people it's probably more of the exception rather than the norm.

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