[lug] Primer on Linux Distros

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Fri Oct 18 13:14:40 MDT 2002

> Gentoo--very interesting distro in which you compile everything from 
> scratch. This takes a long time to install (!) but in the end has the 
> advantage that you know the software is completely optimized for your 
> system.

A friend of mine recently described Gentoo as "Linux for the Laid Off"
since it takes hours and hours (days if the machine is slow) to set up. 
I thought that was a funny description!  Except what wasn't so funny was
that he was right... 


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