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Re: other distros

Matt Price <matt.price@utoronto.ca> writes:

> Hello everyone,
> In an effort to learn a little more about (GNU/)linux I'm thinking of
> installing and playing with a bunch of other distributions, just to se
> what they're like (and whether it's really possible to survive without
> apt-get!).

apt-get sucks.  Use aptitude instead.

> I've been thinking about the following:
> -an rpm-based distro (Mandrake?)
> - do-it-youself source-based distro (linux-from-scratch?)
> -and lately I've been hearing lots about how great gentoo is,
> apparently because of its 'portage' system.  
> does anybody have suggestions or comments about these or other
> distros?  I don't really understand why gentto is supposed to be so
> fabulous.  

It's a mysterious to most, I think.  I think the biggest draw of gentoo
is the warm, fuzzy feeling some people get from building their entire
system from source.  However, there is little practical value, as far as
I know.

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less
than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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