Re: [dev] Suckless (*NIX|*BSD) Distribution?

From: Claudio M. Alessi <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:04:54 +0200

I think you are a bit wrong. I'm not a Gentoo supporter, I used Debian since I
can't image a way to handle packages better than it. OTOH the best OS I ever
try is NetBSD. It uses pkgsrc as main packages system which, similar is needed
in order to install most of the third party packages (without which the system
is still usable but umconfortable). Needless to say that I also use it on some
box. I must confess I'll use it as primary system (which actually is FreeBSD)
after a conflict between azalia(4) and the noapic support will be fixed.

Saying that people have to «stay away from it unless you're the kind of
hopeless idealist who doesn't mind waiting hours for simple software installs
and days before you have a usable system», as Gentoo and other
hours-setting-up-based OS like NetBSD are, you are discredit a large part of
OS users and developers which, apart the idealisms, believe in some other
technical concept as, for example, efficiency, customization and modularization
(which mean to have a light core where to build your OS upon).

That's why I use and suggests NetBSD as KISS, power and fast OS.

Claudio M. Alessi

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