[clug-talk] Inspiron 9400
nick at customdesigns.ca
Tue May 9 23:04:37 PDT 2006
On Tuesday 09 May 2006 11:46 pm, Gustin Johnson wrote:
> users suffering from Mandrake expat syndrome.
Thats hilarious, I started out on Mandrake, then tried a few others before
settling on Gentoo...so you've got me pegged.
Just to boil your blood a little, Gentoo rocks ;)
That said, it is a personal choice. I tried Kubuntu and _hated_ it, but I know
many on this list swear by it. That's the beauty here, choice.
I will say of all the package managers out there, Apt is perhaps the most
flexible. However I like the way Portage is configured, I find it more
convenient. I'll give credit where credit is due: most of the good distros
are Debian spinoffs, including Gentoo.
If you want KDE NOW in Gentoo, there are binaries available. Then you can
compile your own in the background while you work if you choose :)
For my share of binary bashing: I hate RPMs. I hate RPM based distros. Been in
dep hell one too many times! Never found a RPM repo that could hold a candle
to portage. Not even close.
Anyway, that concludes my midnight incoherent ramble.
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