Pro/Cons on Mint vs. Gentoo?

Jacob Albretsen jakea at xmission.com
Thu Dec 19 15:55:34 MST 2013


On Monday, December 16, 2013 12:52:38 PM Lonnie Olson wrote:

> Recommended server distros (in semi-random order):

> Fedora

Only if you plan on using it for about a year or so, then re-installing.  
Otherwise you get the crazy always angry and yelling and swearing dev who set 
up Fedora 4 on an important production server before you were hired come 
stomping into your office saying:

"Why the &@#$ can't I get to any &#($@#($ Fedora Core 4 repos?!?!? 
&(@#&$#)@*#)$*.  I need to get this &#$@#( project done and can't &#)$*#@) 
install anything I need!  Who the (#@&$(#@ made this?1?!"

And with a big grin on your face, as you work on your Fedora 12 workstation 
box you routinely update, kindly explain the Fedora release and support model 
3 times because he doesn't believe you the first two times.  And then he still 
doesn't and continues to stomp around and huff and curse.  Because that will 
help.

Point of the story:  If you need something supported long term, use a long 
term support distro.


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