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Originally Posted by RobNyc Gruven what your icon / avatar means ? Btw.. I did the real gentoo install using the Conrad Method.. IM loving .. os[Linux 2.6.15-no3 i686] distro[Gentoo ...
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- 02-06-2006 #31
Originally Posted by RobNyc
And sorry to say, I just ditched Gentoo. After over a year of using it, I just grew tired of the compiles. I switched everything over to Debian unstable, and am loving it. Just as much configurability (except for the use flags, but keeping the extra stuff off really isnt't a concern because my debian install takes up MUCH less room than my Gentoo install did), but no compiles, and it is actually just as fast.
- 02-06-2006 #32Originally Posted by gruven
awww.. I'm a Deb fan too. But too much trouble for me. The people that I know using Debian are always idle. Most of the ppl I I know are using Frugalware, Arch, Gentoo, PClos, .. But yea lets see how long I can last
I want to try these distro(S) .. Pingwinek, Pentoo and Parsix(Based on Kanotix and Debian).. I got banned from Kanotix cuz of my cousin
- 02-07-2006 #33Originally Posted by RobNyc
It is nice. Like I said, gentoo is great to learn with, but for me, debian gets my hard drive space.
- 02-08-2006 #34Originally Posted by gruven
- 02-08-2006 #35
Debian is as configurable as Gentoo (in the config sense, not the compile options sense) and is just a lot easier to install, and maintain for me.
I used the daily snapshot net install of just plain debian. Just pop the disk in, and follow the on screen instructions. Within 20 minutes, have everything installed, and another 10 you can have Xorg 6.9 (same source as 7.0, just compiled differently) and any choice of DE I want.
I really loved gentoo, but it just isn't what I need, or want now. I learned a LOT using and configuring Gentoo, and without that experience, I would be lost since I switched completely over to Linux.
Anyway, I will come into irc sometime, just let me know where. If you need any help with Debian or Gentoo, let me know, I still remember a lot, lol. I am still learning how to do things the "Debian" way though.
One more thing I forgot to add. Although I think portage is the best thing since sliced bread, APT is just GREAT! You can use Synaptic for a gui, apt-get or aptitude for command line, and aptitude will even remove software that is installed with the package you wanted when you remove it.
- 02-08-2006 #36Originally Posted by gruven