On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Ralf Mardorf
I got interested a year ago about Ubuntu, tried it on an old Mac Mini
I had here, and within about 2 days just junked it. The idea that
maintenance is a sudo operation was really tiresome to me. It felt
like Microsoft getting in the way of Linux. Someone else deciding how
I should run my hardware.
I don't mention Gentoo anymore as I've been here for years using it
but I treasure this distro. Yeah, lots of code building which is slow
on older machines, possibly hard(er) to learn for folks new to Linux,
but GREAT documentation and for the most part very few real problems.
The idea of an X driver being removed is a standard problem, but
Gentoo supports you creating your own overlay which allows you to keep
what you need forever.
I understand Arch is like Gentoo, but more binary and friendlier. I
just couldn't get through the documentation a few years ago to really
get into trying it. Maybe it's better now.
Oh yeah, only 1 CD required for Gentoo. None actually if you have a
running Linux box and some disk space as you can install the whole
thing in a running chroot using any Linux environment like Fedora or a
live disc like Knoppix.
Have fun with whatever you try next and I hope it works for you.
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