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Originally Posted by sxeraverx I once read in someone's sig : "Life's too short for gentoo" I assume he was referring to the install, and the fact that compilation takes ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxeraverx
    I once read in someone's sig : "Life's too short for gentoo"
    I assume he was referring to the install, and the fact that compilation takes forever, especially on some of the low- to mid-end systems. (Is there even such a thing as mid-end?) It's even worse if you have dialup, or (worse) are sharing a T1 connection with 1000 other users. It just takes too long to do anything.
    i bet i can count my comp as mid end... its crappy but not that crappy...

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    Long compile times on older machines can be a problem. Right now I am compiling frozen-bubble on a old piece of crap machine.
    3 1/2 hrs. so far compiling x11-libs/qt-3.3 and that is only one dependency.
    I am hoping this will be done in the morning.

    I can't wait to get my big pc back.
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    96 MB ram, Cyrix MII proc.
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    CELERON. omg y do u have a celeron. the mid range AMDs are a 1000 times better and cost about the same.

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    yea my comps in the middle

    1.4 celeron
    256 ram

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    actually mines a bit closer to low end

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    it's really not that hard to install even if you don't know anything about linux, because it tells you exactly how to do everything, but I guess that's still biased coming from somebody who's had to use DOS for an entire year.

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    The new Celeron's are pretty good.
    The old Celeron's were crap.
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    i think i have a highend machine
    8 gigs of ram
    western digital 160 gig hd
    seagate 120 gig hd
    external 1 TB hd (
    AMD xf
    sli geforces
    lol bla bla bla nomatter what i think i still win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *DEAD*
    i think i have a highend machine
    8 gigs of ram
    western digital 160 gig hd
    seagate 120 gig hd
    external 1 TB hd (
    AMD xf
    sli geforces
    lol bla bla bla nomatter what i think i still win.
    Wanna trade
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    beacuse it dont work

    everytime i have tried gentoo i started at stage 2 and did the required stuff as documented...... all went well until i tried to instally apache with php using emerge....... it has always failed during either apache or php.... since i would want to use this for a server environment it kinda makes no sense to me to use a distro that does not work for what i need. when i want a small distro or custom box i now use coredistro http://coredistro.sf.net and it works great.

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