Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2007 17:32 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Gentoo "Last week, the Gentoo project entered the lowest point of its 7-year old existence. The single most telling statement attesting to this fact is this brief excerpt from the current issue of Gentoo Weekly News. 'The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project: Daniel Robbins; the following developers recently left the Gentoo project: Daniel Robbins' Yes, this is the same Daniel Robbins who founded Gentoo Linux back in the year 2000 and who left the project in 2004 for personal reasons. He officially re-joined the Gentoo development team two weeks ago - only to resign a few days later. The reason? Strong personal attacks by some of the current developers of the project."
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RE[4]: Fastest growing distro
by fignew on Mon 12th Mar 2007 18:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Fastest growing distro"
fignew
Member since:
2006-09-06

I can almost guarantee you that anyone happily using Gentoo couldn't give a small rodent's rear parts about Ubuntu's growth rate.
Yes, that's understood, I'm just pointing out what I believe could be a possible inaccuracy in the article.

Not every single article on $givenlinuxdistro has to devolve into a Ubuntu vs. the world debate.
I'm sorry that you feel this way.

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mk@tuco.de Member since:
2007-01-23

Yes, that's understood, I'm just pointing out what I believe could be a possible inaccuracy in the article.

As long as I remember Gentoo did made a rocket start and get into the situation of becoming one of the most popular linux distros more or less overnight.

Ubuntu may have overtaken Gentoo in the popularity by now, but that didnīt happen in one day.

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RE[6]: Fastest growing distro
by CowMan on Tue 13th Mar 2007 01:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Fastest growing distro"
CowMan Member since:
2006-09-26

Let's be fair: most who have gone from stage 1 to desktop - thus waiting for StarOffice(/openoffice), X and maybe QT + a few QT based programs there - took atleast a full day to compile.

So it was more or less over two nights.
:)

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