Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Sep 2006 20:45 UTC, submitted by Valour
Gentoo Another review of Gentoo 2006.1. In one respect, Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is the same as it's always been, except with newer software on the installation media. Beginning with version 2006.0, though, a graphical environment was added to the live CD along with an installation program that rarely worked properly. The good news is, the installer works reasonably well in Gentoo 2006.1; the bad news is, it's still quicker and easier to install by hand via the command line.
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I am in a similar situation. I actually use it as my main WORK desktop. It has only what I need. If I am missing something I emerge it while making a phonecall or reading an email. In many cases its not much slower than installing a binary package. What a treat it is to install a package where I can specify what USE flags I want - downloading and installing 5Mb instead of 5Mb + 50Mb of it's dependancies that I don't need/want (you know what I am talking about - yes you). I am a power user. I know how Linux works because of Gentoo. I fix MY OWN problems and I HELP OTHERS. If it wasn't for Gentoo I would be forever a noobie begging for help when something goes wrong. Like I have always said: If you don't USE Linux seriously then don't use Gentoo. Use Ubuntu or whatever. Leave us in peace.

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