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    Gentoo Linux, anyone here tried it before? Please share here


    How is it doing? same as other distros?
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    It's going great. The best Linux I've used. No more RPM dependency hell.

    The install process is a bit intimidating but well documented. As a bonus, you'll learn lots about how Linux works. The support forums are great. Give it a day in court.

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    really? cool! are you using it now? how about the speed? any problems during applications installations such as Mplayer or java? need loads of compliing, right?

    Hm, I think there are too many temptations in Linux world.

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    I'm going to try it sometime soon, hopefully tonight. It'll be exciting to see how it performs.

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    Yes I am using it at home, at work and on my work laptop.
    Just a warning, KDE takes a massive amount of time to compile. But the wait is worth it.

    Plus package management is great. For example, to install mplayer:
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    # emerge mplayer
    That's it. All dependencies will be downloaded, compiled for your cpu, then installed. It does take longer than a perfect RPM install, but how often does that happen? I can't stand searching rpmfind.net for some dependency.

    Once you get the base installed, checkout the desktop guide for help with XFree, kde/gnome, apache etc etc. Also, for perfect Java, there's yet another guide.

    Good luck.

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    OH, seems to me that there are too many distros to try out in Linux world, just not sure whether to try them all out or not!!! LOL.
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    The distro is great!! but I find the support forums to be not so good

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    I hopefully will test it soon....i saw that there existed a couple of different types of installation procedures and levels....which are the must common install level and what are gentoo using besides rpm-packages for installation.

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    WRT to the different stages, check the install doc http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml. I always goes with stage3. I'm too impatient.

    Gentoo doesn't use RPMs (Which are precompiled binary packages). Instead there are scripts called ebuilds which are used by the package management system to download package sources and compile them. Ebuilds also describe dependencies and such.

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    Are you saying that you have to compile most the the components of Gentoo?

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