Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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RE: apparently...
by on Thu 6th Oct 2005 00:58 UTC

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Ok first off stop taking all of these comments so personally. I can tell that you are a Gentoo user and thats all fine and good, but don't take any of these people comments and opinions toward Gentoo so seriously. If someone is incorrect about something regarding Gentoo by all means CORRECT them, but don't get all pissy about it.

The reason by Freebsd was even brought up was because of its obvious simularities. Especially portage being based on ports. I brought it up earlier because my only complaint about Gentoo was the lack of installer. But due to its lack of installer it makes a great learning tool. But again, I don't need to constantly relearn how to install it when I've done it once before... so I brought up Freebsd because I felt it took a better approach to making itself a little easier (speed wise, thats all) in regards to installing.

Gentoo is a fine distro. I don't however agree with users pushing speed as one of its selling points. USE flags and portage are the selling points. The ability to be a ricer is not a selling point. It never was. Most veterian Gentoo users know this and will agree with me. The only people who push this kind of crap onto the public are the inexperienced "l33t" users who say things like "omgz0rz -omg-optimize setting for gcc speeds things up like crazy".

Gentoo is a developers dream platform. I love it, but I don't have time to install it on my systems. I can get the same with systems that share simularities such as Debian/Freebsd/Arch/Slackware.

Oh, and one other thing, those distros aren't the GOLDEN STANDARD, but they are highly used and well known (not so much Arch, unfortunately) that is why they are often refered to.

In closing, don't take these comments so personally. I could care less what distro you're using, because after all Linux is Linux, I mean GNU/Linux.

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