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Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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Arch vs Gentoo
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 13th Jan 2010 04:09 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I know the basic differences:
bash vs python
precompiled vs source


But what are some other reasons why someone might choose arch over gentoo?

Personally, I enjoy seing the code compile, makes me feel like my computer is actually doing something useful.

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RE: Arch vs Gentoo
by darkcoder on Wed 13th Jan 2010 16:44 in reply to "Arch vs Gentoo"
darkcoder Member since:
2006-07-14

I know the basic differences:
bash vs python
precompiled vs source


But what are some other reasons why someone might choose arch over gentoo?

Personally, I enjoy seing the code compile, makes me feel like my computer is actually doing something useful.


Depends on choice. Both are light, and fast. And each one has it's advantages over the other.

For me personally, got tired of compiling Xorg and KDE everytime an update shows on Gentoo's portage. But still recommend Gentoo with hardened profile for server (no gui btw).

Edited 2010-01-13 16:47 UTC

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