I’ve recently switched to the Gentoo Linux distribution (mostly to experiment with this Linux distro) and I don’t regret it so far. This post is about my first impressions about Gentoo.
Gentoo is more suitable for Linux power users than to the beginner mostly because of the installation process. Indeed, getting Gentoo installed on your computer is not as straight forward as you might expect it to be, even if you can get it to work by following the excellent documentation (which is very extensive and, in my opinion, one of the best assets of Gentoo).
Basically, installing Gentoo is performing manually what other distributions have an installer do for you. One might find it a bit tedious, but you do it just once and you get the extra bonus of getting more knowledge about your setup.
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