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Pro's and cons of Gentoo?

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:47 am
by X11
Uhm i am interested in this distro.
Tell me more peoples?

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:24 am
by Nobber
For me, the biggest con of Gentoo is that you have to have a broadband connection to install it - unless you're very patient. That's why I prefer LRs-Linux, which installs Linux From Scratch (plus extras) direct from a CD.

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 6:27 pm
by shira
broadband is a biggy

one thing I really like about it is that I can bring all the software on my system overnight my just typing:
#emerge rsync
and
#emerge -up world
before I go to bed

the portage system makes it easy to install/upgrade/remove software


a downside is that you have to wait a while for the compiles to finish (although you get optimization which is a big plus)
this can really be noticed on on things like kde (which I HATE)

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:52 am
by X11
What if i could get to a mirror on a wireless network.