Quoting Joe Fitzsimons <joseph.fitzsimons at nuim.ie>:
> On Tuesday 28 June 2005 17:29, nadir at compsoc.nuigalway.ie wrote:
>> > you obviously have different 'needs' to people like us, I think you need
> > windows, it suits you better.
> > actually ever try mac, they might be more down your line !
>> Ok, this is getting ridiculous. I've tried to stay quiet in this whole
> war thing, but I can't keep it to myself.
>> Not everyone runs Gentoo, and to imply that people like Proinnsias and Paul
> Jakma are not real linux users, or that they lack knowledge of the OS, is
> clearly absurd.
I actually wasn't trying to imply this
> While I don't know either of them personally, as a long time subscriber to
> this list, it is clear that they know what they're talking about.
>> As I said, not everyone uses Gentoo, and there are plenty of valid reasons
> this. It would be insane to run it on a production server, particularly if
> you've been messing with flags. You never know when that'll come back to
> you in the ass.
ok hold on, thats just rediculous.
first off, ok if you mess with the compile parameters on anything, its possible
that you will cause problems, but to say that its insane to run gentoo as a
production server without any points to back up your comments is just asking for
trouble. Any person who is competent can make a good production server from any
distro, I dont see gentoo being any worse than any other distro in this regard.
>> I still haven't figured out what niche it fills, other than for people who
> want to play around with compiler flags, and compile everything themselves.
*sigh, this again, you obviously havnt read my previous posts.
> On any computer where you need the space/memory/extra cpu cycles, what the
> hell are you running X for anyway?
what are you taking about?
>> Ok, I realise this has deteriorated into a rant, so sorry to anyone who has
> actually read this far.
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