On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Nils Olofsson wrote:
>> Is there a speed difference? Maybe, but I don't notice it. Anyhow,
>> you spend so long installing packages in the background that your
>> system will probably run slower, on average.
>> All my updates compile in the background, most 99% are emerged within a
> few hours.
Funny, Debian and RPM based distro's can install software in less
than a minute. I thought Gentoo was supposed to be *faster*?
Plus, you get to either do actual /useful/ stuff with those saved
cycles or alternatively not use them and save a bit on your
And that's ignoring fact that source tends to be significantly larger
than the resulting binaries built from it, and hence can be
downloaded much faster.. How long does it take to download OpenOffice
source, even with DSL? :)
Aside: I object to Gentoo users being called 'ricers'. Original
"rice-burners" (ie Japanese motorbikes, and more recently japanese
sports cars as well) actually *were* faster, more reliable and
generally better than the established competition. Gentoo is none of
/me goes to bed to dream of further ways to troll gentoo users
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