Which Distro?

Daniel C. dcrookston at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 18:20:59 MDT 2006


I read a few different reviews at distrowatch and decided to go with
Slackware.  I forgot to add, in my original email, that I also prefer
to manage things by hand.

Dan

On 9/3/06, Justin Findlay <justin at jfindlay.us> wrote:
> On AD 2006 September 03 Sunday 05:35:10 PM -0600, Matthew Walker wrote:
> > You just described Gentoo.
>
> I'll concur that gentoo is very flexible, but is still structured with
> stable, testing, and unstable branches for each arch.  However gentoo
> seems to be easier to track down difficult bugs mainly because of how
> much control you have over what packages are installed (and how they are
> installed) on your system.  The transparency and flexibility of the
> distro is what keeps me with gentoo despite of sometimes long compile
> times although that can be much helped with caching.  It always amazes
> me how easy of a distro gentoo is to use despite it's flexibility.



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