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

From: Michael P. Soulier <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:38:31 -0400

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 4:49 AM, Paul Malherbe<> wrote:
> I totally agree with your comments. I have been using gentoo in corporate
> environments for the past 5 years mainly as servers but also as desktop
> systems and yet have to find another distro to compare with its flexibility
> and package management.

I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop, and I'm experimenting with Gentoo on my
desktop. My only issue with Gentoo is that often I find the regular
upgrades somewhat painful, requiring too much intimate knowledge of
the software involved.

For customization in Ubuntu or Debian, I find it simple enough to grab
tarballs and build them in custom locations. I've actually had more
problems doing this in Gentoo, which is odd since Gentoo is

As a busy father of two, I find I often just can't keep up with the
changes in the Gentoo world. I only have so much time, and sysadmining
my boxes should be a small part of my day, not a full-time job.

Received on Sat Jun 20 2009 - 13:38:31 UTC

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