Linux Journal: Gentoo for All the Unusual Reasons
Jan 08, 2005, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Cowie)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I have a confession to make. I use Gentoo Linux. My colleagues
at the various Linux User Group meetings I attend think I'm nuts.
Everyone knows that Gentoo is a source-based Linux distribution.
Gentoo's reputation (in large measure pushed by the people who
develop the distribution) is that it's for people who want super
crazy optimizations, and it really is suitable only for those who
use desktops. In truth, Gentoo is ideal for a whole bunch of other,
unexpected, reasons. Much to my surprise, people actually are using
Gentoo in production environments for these very reasons..."