RIP Gentoo

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 12:06:00 MST 2008


Yeah i tried that and then after a recent update it broke.

On Jan 23, 2008 12:03 PM, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> > I've used about every distro out there.
> >
> > Every 6 months or so I'll download the latest stable release from each
> > major family of linux (RPM, DEB, Source Compiled etc) and give it a
> > try.
> > For the last 2 years I've been extremely pleased with my Ubuntu
> > experience (Ubuntu family anyways), and use it pretty much
> > exclusively.
> >
> > However as of late I'm growing more and more dis-satisfied with the
> > Ubuntu x64 desktop experience.
> > Flash and Java are both broken on my system, and try as I might I
> > can't seem to repair them.
> > Now this might be a problem with all versions of Linux in the x64
> > family,  I haven't experimented enough to say for sure.
> > But for me at least Flash and Java on x64 are nearly deal breakers for me.
>
> That's broken on every distro.  Unless of course you install the 32-bit
> plugin thunk, nspluginwrapper (availabe in package form on Ubuntu I
> think).  I have both Java and Flash running quite nicely on Fedora 8.
> Although Fedora's native Java won't run most of the Java applets yet, so
> I just install the normal 32-bit Sun JVM.  Drop the plugin in place,
> tell the 32-bit plugin thunk to refresh itself, and Firefox sees it just
> fine.
>
> >
> > That said, the Ubuntu family has the broadest support base out there,
> > and people in the forums are usually pretty quick to solve any
> > problems that you may run into.
>
> And they solve the 32-bit plugin problem too.
>
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Steve
> >
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