Re: [dev] which minimal os

From: Andrei <>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:32:24 -0500

The problem with gentoo and pretty much every other Linux distro is the
package manager. People need/want to install software, rather than
-zomg-optimize it. I used to work in an environment where Gentoo was
praised, myself being a Gentoo user at the time. Now I realize how much time
I've spent learning how to use a particular package manager, rather than
Linux itself. IMHO it's all about the package managers, the simpler and the
less clutter it installs, the better. What I like about gentoo is the idea
of a minimal base system and this aspect has been imported into other
distributions (see Arch's & CRUX's core repositories).

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Rob <> wrote:
> > who couldn't change cursors because of gentoo's "optimizations"?
> I thought the suckless people, of all, would've known about this. The
> black cursor with the white outline moves faster on the screen, the
> one Ubuntu uses - the kinda fat one, is obviously going to move more
> slowly. So clearly, with gentoo being optimal, they're going to go
> with the faster cursor.
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