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  Growing with Gentoo
Subject:   Gentoo: my next distro
Date:   2004-03-23 11:06:58
From:   Trackback from http://bob.rasey.net/archives/000126.html anonymous2
I've been messing with Gentoo Linux sporadically over the last few months after a fairly comprehensive audit of the distro landscape. (So far I've got an old laptop and a desktop up) What primarily attracted me to Gentoo was that it's not package-based (rpm, deb), but source-based. That is, if you want to install or update Mozilla, you download the source, build and install. The whole process is handled by the tool emerge. As a result of this there is much pre-customization you can do to your compiler, for example excluding kde optimizations if you run gnome, which means Gentoo...