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Well, after a short stint of slack 9.1, I've wiped and and re-installed Gentoo. Yes, still over a modem also! Slackware was OK, used dropline gnome, which was quite good ...
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    Gentoo is back


    Well, after a short stint of slack 9.1, I've wiped and and re-installed Gentoo. Yes, still over a modem also!
    Slackware was OK, used dropline gnome, which was quite good to get a nice desktop, but I just found using the package manager to be a little cumbersome, and finding built packages sometimes tricky. I know that just about everything I need is in portage and it's just easy to update programs and install new ones.
    I am very happy to have Gentoo back in business!!

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    Yeh Gentoo is a great distro im running it on all my machines except one Debian box. Portage is great im still waiting for a binary version so you can quickly install the binarys if you dont want to compile. I can see good things for Gentoo.

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    Gentoo runs on my desktop and my iBook...very happily, I might add. Portage is great...it's easy to configure everything and even easier to break everything.

    Overall, it's just a great way to learn a lot about Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giro
    Yeh Gentoo is a great distro im running it on all my machines except one Debian box. Portage is great im still waiting for a binary version so you can quickly install the binarys if you dont want to compile. I can see good things for Gentoo.
    you can install binary ebuilds.. read the docs on portage.. and if you d/l the other install CD's, there are binary packages on them..
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    I never knew that thnks i will look into it, Sometimes i want an app there and then.

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