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chris_andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Gentoo v. Ubuntu Reply with quote

Hi,

I really like Ubuntu, but am attracted to Gentoo's great documentation resources.

The downside of Gentoo is the installation time (my last effort on a Sparc took several days). Invariably with Gentoo, I get to the end of the install and then something doesn't work on first boot. I then say "f*ck this" and throw Debian/ Ubuntu, or some other distro back on.

Does anybody have a good reason to use Gentoo on a home workstation?

Thanks,

Chris.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo v. Ubuntu Reply with quote

chris_andrew wrote:
Hi,

I really like Ubuntu, but am attracted to Gentoo's great documentation resources.

The downside of Gentoo is the installation time (my last effort on a Sparc took several days). Invariably with Gentoo, I get to the end of the install and then something doesn't work on first boot. I then say "f*ck this" and throw Debian/ Ubuntu, or some other distro back on.

Does anybody have a good reason to use Gentoo on a home workstation?

Chris.



Because it works. For me anyway. I also find it somewhat easier to maintain than slackware, which is my other favourite linux distro. If something else works better for you, why not use it?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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