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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 11:07:13AM -0800, Michael Cardenas wrote:

> To quote from the gentoo intro:
> "(glibc-2.2.5, gcc 3.2, XFS, ReiserFS, ext3, EVMS, LVM, ALSA,
> pcmcia-cs support, ... KDE 3.0 and 3.1_beta and GNOME 2.0.2"
> I sure those things appeal to a lot of users more than optimized
> binaries that they can build themselves. 

And we have all of them except for the latest KDE and GNOME.  GNOME2 is
working itself out in unstable right now, and KDE is only waiting for gcc
3.2 to be ready to be our default compiler.

> to quote from their page again:
> "Xfree86 4.2, OpenGL"
> Obviously we have these things also, but it seems that gentoo is more
> marketing savvy in touting their own horn. Maybe we should have some sort
> of "feature list" that is updated peridocally for testing and unstable,
> since debian is really more than one dist. A lot of people say "if you
> want X, use testing", but new users or people who've never used linux
> before have no idea thats the case. 


 - mdz

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