Saturday, February 11, 2006

Back to Gentoo

I'm going back to Gentoo. As soon as my ThinkPad Z60m replacement gets here I'm putting Gentoo on it. Ubuntu/Debian is just not my bag. Even though it's GNU/Linux it feels alien to me. I think I'm just spoiled. Gentoo forces you to know your system. It's not just a black box. I feel empowered by that. I can't tell you what Gentoo has done for my sysadmin skills, though I try to avoid system adminstration at every turn. I prefer to spend my paying hours coding.

My litmus test of a good distro is how easy is it to build and install your own kernel. Nuff said! Gentoo rocks fo' shizzle!


  1. Anonymous12:56 AM

    I am so singing the same song! I tried Kubuntu for a weekend and I can't wait for Gentoo to finish installing!

    I did like how fast Kubuntu installed, and it wasn't that hard to startup wifi, as long as you don't expect it to startup that way. However, I felt very lonely when it came to support.

    Support reminded me of a telephone menu system that goes around in loops.