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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gpierce
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2005-07-07

I think you are definitely correct. Knowing how to extract the most out of any program (compiling with the right USE flags and optimizations) is nearly impossible for anyone user to do correctly for each package on his system, and this is where the strength of systems like Debian which have experienced package maintainers that wrap things up in nicely digestible .debs lies.

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