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mrbassie
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Gentoo on a laptop and a netbook. Just everyday desktop usage and tinkering.

My first distro was yellowdog on my now dead ps3, later I tried out Ubuntu on my netbook and it was bloated, unstable and release upgrades never worked for me, I switched to Debian, happily, for a couple of years until I saw a youtube vid about portage and wanted to try it. I feel much more at home with Gentoo. It's elegant and the community is very helpful and welcoming. Which actually came as a bit of a surprise, I wrongly assumed that these forums would be rife with self importance and rtfm's. I was also surprised at it's stability.

Gentoo is the only os I run. I don't think I could give up the level of control which we all enjoy with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Server. I use:
Apache Httpd, Tomcat, znc (IRC bouncer), ZFS, BitTorrent Sync for my computers, CrashPlan for backup for my family, etc.

It's an AMD E-350 with 12GB of RAM and a 120GB root drive. 3x2TB RAID-Z.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Playing with many Linux distributions last decade(s) but I missing own-source-compiling-integration and rolling-release feature.
Linux From Scratch (LFS) was too manually, so I gave Gentoo a try.
Bingo! End of journey was in 2002, now in 2014 all my servers and desktops (and maybe mobile phone) still powered by Gentoo.
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manueltorrez
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have Gentoo Setup on my laptop and desktop and it works very good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one desktop system with gentoo os and it works nice.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This says it all:
mrbassie wrote:
I feel much more at home with Gentoo. It's elegant and the community is very helpful and welcoming.. I was also surprised at its stability.

Gentoo is the only OS I run. I don't think I could give up the level of control which we all enjoy with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I THINK i've aready responded but not sure and my usage has changed anyway. I use it on my laptop as my every day OS, only Gentoo is installed on this machine so I use it for everything from surfing the internet, playing games, consuming media, and I also develop and maintain android roms on it now as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because my computer do really few things without an OS
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