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: Gentoo and LFS
by tsuraan on Tue 7th Mar 2006 17:37 UTC in reply to "Gentoo and LFS"
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2006-01-16

LFS is a lot of fun, and really great for learning. It gets to be less fun when you actually need to install large, poorly documented packages. I gave up on it after installing Evolution. It was a few years ago, when Evolution had the best palm synchronization, and the html rendering support was brand new. Having to track down the various and conflicting beta gnome packages and finagle them into a working state was such a pain that I resorted to reading gentoo ebuilds so I could figure out what versions of everything were compatible. At that point, I figured I might as well just let portage do the work...

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