Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:19 UTC
Linux "Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability. Richard Hillesley explains."
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I'm ditching Gentoo
by FunkyELF on Sat 17th Sep 2011 04:12 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

I thought about going to Arch but ultimately I think I'll end up at Fedora when 16 comes out.

I haven't tried Arch but I have to think it would suffer from the same packaging problems that Gentoo has (no compiling isn't a problem of mine).

Gentoo is nice. Their packages are a lot farther ahead than other disto's, but I only really care about a handful of them being the latest. The problem with Gentoo is that if you want one package to be bleeding edge all others need to be as well or you can't update your system.

We'll see how it goes.

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RE: I'm ditching Gentoo
by Elv13 on Sat 17th Sep 2011 04:26 in reply to "I'm ditching Gentoo"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

No, packages does not depend on versions, you can always unmask them one by one and mask older version. It's something only gentoo can do. If a package require a newer library, so be it, but 99% of the time, you can just >=package-category/package-0.* in /etc/portage and only that package will be bleeding edge.

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