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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I have to agree with hollovoid - I think my biggest problem with gentoo lately is that they have not hit a sweet spot on the "bleeding edge" vs stability curve. Many packages are out of date, and not necesserily stable either. I wonder if Gentoo's usage of gcc 3.4.4 is the result of old packages not being kept current enough to cleanly compile with gcc 4.x. They just upgraded gcc to 3.4.4 a little while ago, while Fedora Core Test 5 is using gcc 4.1.0. My Ubuntu Breezy install has fresher packages, and it was released many moons ago!

Edited 2006-03-08 05:12

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