On 5/4/05, Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
> I run Gentoo at home and love it... however its the package management system
> I like and running it dual booted next to Mandrake I don't see any great
> performance gain. I would not install Gentoo to get a performance gain, I
> think its over hyped. Also initial installation is painfully slow...expect to
Been running Gentoo over 3 years now on various systems (from a
PIII-450 to an Athlon 2600+ and also on various laptops) and as Kevin
was saying speed is no longer the factor. The nice thing about Gentoo
is that you stay completely in control of what you install and you
decide about (most) dependencies. Flags make it dead easy to add
features (crypto ipv6 come into mind) to all packages before
Gentoo will be real quick on an old system depending on which desktop
environment you run, a X.org with ion will do the job fine if you need
a graphical interface. You can also go framebuffer.
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