[clug-talk] Inspiron 9400

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Tue May 9 23:18:02 PDT 2006


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Nick Wiltshire wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 May 2006 11:46 pm, Gustin Johnson wrote:
>> Gentoo
>> 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 ;) 

Actually I don't care.  I get... annoyed...  when someone makes
inaccurate claims and then calls me when his system is rendered useless (

> 
> 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 am one of these, I like Debian but they were never very KDE friendly,
Kubuntu changed this.

> 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.

Aptitude is better, in case anyone is tracking this thread.  It is worth
learning.

> 
> 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 :)

I know, but then why would I choose Gentoo :)
Why bother when I can just install FreeBSD...

> 
> 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.

I started with RH... 'nuff said.


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