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Yet Another Gentoo Defector

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It amused me today to see two blog posts, both about users switching from Gentoo to *buntu.

Why I Am Making The Switch From Gentoo To Kubuntu
Bye Gentoo... Welcome Ubuntu

Gentoo is the most complicated version of Linux, but also the most customizable. It enables the user to squeeze the greatest performance out of their machines.

Like the authors of the two posts, I recently switched. I had been using Sabayon, a version of Gentoo. It is a little easier to use than plain Gentoo, but retains the customizability.

Sabayon also was one of the first versions of Linux to get Compiz working reliably.

The two authors I mentioned above gave up on Gentoo because of persistent problems with the package management system, Portage. That I could live with. Besides, Sabayon is developing its own package management system, Entropy, which looks highly promising.

What got me go make the switch?




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