Linux.com: My Gentoo Odyssey

“Gentoo is a Linux distribution unlike any other I have used,
not just in terms of how it does things, but in the philosophy
which drives its design. Gentoo doesn’t ask what it can do to make
things easier, it asks you exactly what it is that you want it to
do, and then does precisely and only that. I gave Gentoo a good
try, but I won’t be sticking with it. Why not? I’m glad you

“When I began my Gentoo adventure, I believed that the main
difference between Gentoo and the other distributions I’ve used
(Caldera, Red Hat, Mandrake, Xandros, Storm, SUSE, Debian,
Slackware, and Ubuntu) was that it was a roll-your-own distro,
requiring you to compile everything you use. But after struggling
with Gentoo for 10 days, I realized I was wrong…”


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