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Bones McCracker
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:01 am    Post subject: Gentoo ranked #1 power user distro by Tech Radar Reply with quote

It's from February. I just saw it. Sorry if it's already been posted.

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Best power user Linux distros in 2017: 5 reviewed and rated

http://www.techradar.com/news/best-power-user-linux-distros-in-2017-5-reviewed-and-rated/7
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comparison, maybe a little superficial.

But that website craps on their visitors, ads and nag screens galore. Don't visit this without an ad blocker.
My browser went to 100% CPU utilization just from opening that page.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, I didn't notice; I use a good blocker.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo ranked #1 power user distro by Tech Radar Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
It's from February. I just saw it. Sorry if it's already been posted.

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Best power user Linux distros in 2017: 5 reviewed and rated

http://www.techradar.com/news/best-power-user-linux-distros-in-2017-5-reviewed-and-rated/7


That's good, I like fun! I would have also talked about the distribution's community. I still think Gentoo would have won, the Gentoo community is full of fun people.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just lost a lot of respect for techradar. My company uses it for some things, but generally with the tools we pay attention to they have a useful article about what the product is, where it's going and why it's important.

This article is a travesty.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right. To heck with this, I'm going back to Fedora. Thanks for clearing things up for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my, they find it amazing that some IT dinosaurs (hint: we) set hostname from command line. So PRO of us, indeed :lol:
Well, I see I wasn't the only one disappointed with overall quality of the article.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Techradar wrote:
Even though we couldn't find any fault in APT or yum, Arch's Pacman and Gentoo's Portage system fare better because of the level of sophistication and elegance with which they manage packages.
No matter how serious that article can be taken, I am glad the authors recognized the elegance of Portage! :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Gentoo Chat.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fedora is a distribution for power user? I thought it was the beginners distribution of Red Hat... But I can be wrong.

Anyway, too bad they didn't mention Alpine (Musl and Openrc based distribution) and Void Linux (Runit based distribution). Both are minimalist yet powerful distributions. Not as customizable as Gentoo but at least as powerful as Debian (for Alpine) and Arch (for Void).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing your insights.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Redhat was essentially a testing version of RHEL. I was on Redhat before they went public, and the buzz then was that Fedora was supposed to be a relatively normal distro, supported by Redhat.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought RHEL was just a testing distro for CentOS.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo ranked #1 power user distro by Tech Radar Reply with quote

Gentoo = best Linux distro. Full stop.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nicop06 wrote:
Fedora is a distribution for power user? I thought it was the beginners distribution of Red Hat... But I can be wrong.

Anyway, too bad they didn't mention Alpine (Musl and Openrc based distribution) and Void Linux (Runit based distribution). Both are minimalist yet powerful distributions. Not as customizable as Gentoo but at least as powerful as Debian (for Alpine) and Arch (for Void).


Ha, Fedora is more like a desktop distro for developers who also use a RH server.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux is just a collection of dependencies for systemd.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:53 am    Post subject: fedora is dead to me Reply with quote

For a while it seemed Fedora was the altenative for folk who didn't want to wait for things to get into the current rhel/centos/whatever release. So I had to deal with hardening it for our partners who needed newer toolchains. The only trouble is that the US govt customers now only will "certify" systems that continue to receive at least security updates. Because Fedora support lasts only 6 months (ie only the current release), it would take too long to get a version certified. By the time you got one blessed, the new release would be out and you would have to start the paperwork all over again :x

Thankfully I can still get away with Gentoo even though it is a meta distribution.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
Linux is just a collection of dependencies for systemd.


That's so funny and not-funny at the same time I can't stand it.
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