Matt Price <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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