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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

I'm contemplating switching to Gentoo for the following reasons:

-  Compiles source very trouble free from almost any tgz on the web
-  Seems VERY up-to-date
-  More friendly to newcomers (in my opinion)
-  Not likely to switch to Hurd some day
-  Not so close to GNU as Debian is, so can get fair take on:
  -  ReiserFS
  -  KDE
-  Not really a distrobution--more like a centralized source repository
-  Seems like a more simplified system altogether..

I like Debian mostly for the disciplined systems.


On Thursday 21 November 2002 02:28 am, Othmar Pasteka wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 09:37:48AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > know of Debian and Gentoo, this doesn't seem plausible to me:  the only
> > reason I can think of for a Debian user to switch to Gentoo is that
> > Gentoo's installer is MORE masochistic than ours is, and this is what the
> > users want. ;)
> the problem is, the docs are better and niftier and have more
> colors, that's, according to a friend, one of the things why he
> used gentoo.
> so long
> Othmar

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