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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: What is the one thing you love most about Gentoo? Reply with quote

No dependency hell. I've had one dependency problem using portage and that was fixed by creating a symbolic link.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No dependency hell (I agree!)
Easy to use... (emerge what ever you want)
Up to date portage...
Light weight (in many cases)
Easy to rebuild and manage.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazing fast (forget comparing to windows...im talking compared to other linux distros)
no dependency hell
customizable to the extreme level
updating/installing/removing programs a breeze with portage
the gentoo forums
gentoo community
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they gave me cvs commit access!

:twisted: :twisted: 8) :idea: :!:

nah, i like its flexibility.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge sync && emerge -uDv world <--- Matrix!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What is the one thing you love most about Gentoo? Reply with quote

Fenster wrote:
No dependency hell. I've had one dependency problem using portage and that was fixed by creating a symbolic link.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simplicity.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

* The helpful and polite community (Group Hug! ^__^)
* Portage makes managing packages more simple than I could ever want
* The fact that, even as a simple end user, I can easily contribute to Gentoo (via Bugzilla, etc) because the devs are very nice people, and (for lack of better wording) easy to approach with problems, suggestions, etc.
* It's a huge and endless learning experience
* Hackability - Things are relatively simple to change as I see fit through Portage and other things
* Everything's well documented (thanks Gentoo docs team! :D)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitly portage.
I tried other distros but gentoo has the best package/dependancy program around. Also the extreme configurablity is a huge plus, ie no unwanted packages!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one thing I like best about Gentoo is the power to move threads around. Moved to Gentoo Chat.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curtis119 wrote:
The one thing I like best about Gentoo is the power to move threads around. Moved to Gentoo Chat.
I would think that it's the one thing you love best about being a mod, not specifically about Gentoo. I mean, I could do that as a mod on other forums from Firefox on Windows at work. :?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

portage
emerge -uD world
compiling everything from scratch (Yes I love to compile my own programs :P )
bleading edge
packages are kept up to date very very well
Gentoo Documentation is very well written. It does not make assumptions that you know what you are doing
I have never been told to google the answer to my problems on the gentoo irc chan or the forums
(obviously I already tryied google)
No Dependecy hell
light weight
the most customizable Distro/OS I have ever used
Doesnot cost $400 for a single licence :P
There is more but I am tired of typing :P
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just works! Oh, and the best documentation of any distro.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curtis.. curtis is my favorite part
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freedom and the beautiful simplicity of portage. Oh and don't forget the helpful user community :)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooof, so many things.
  • The docs and forums! Usually more info than I knew I needed, sometimes more than I can absorb, and rarely less than I want. Oh yeah, and you can actually find things. Google, shmoogle. 8)
  • Portage, especially the [~]arch keywording--it strikes a terrific balance between stability and the latest & greatest (plus there's package.keywords for the gotta-gotta-have-its).
  • Flexibility and hackability. I like being able to experiment--and back out the failures!--without fear of a mysterious OS meltdown and rebuild.
  • Pride of accomplishment, like finishing my basement: "Yeah, I built that." (OK, so Linux From Scratch is the pure form here. I'm content doing rooms, I don't need to build the whole darn house. :D )

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

watching lines and lines of gcc output :lol:

not really.

I think that the best of gentoo is its documentation.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The community: seriously, I've learned so much from the users in these forums.

J.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atrus123 wrote:
The community: seriously, I've learned so much from the users in these forums.

J.

Quoted for truth.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atrus123 wrote:
The community: seriously, I've learned so much from the users in these forums.

J.


+1

Gentoo is a great distro but it wouldnt be anything without the community.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Community and portage. Gotta love it! ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are mine (in no particular order):

-Totally optimized for my hardware
-Totally optimized for my use of a computer
-Totally optimized for my way of life
-Awesome documentation
-Awesome discussion board
-Awesome irc channel
-It's fun to learn and use linux
-It smells nice
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portage
Flexability
Optimized
Documents
Community
The learning never ends

And last but not least, I've built my life around it and got married to my computer 8)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the bluish purple color scheme.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Gentoo penguin logo thing. It seems like he'd be cute and cuddly and stuff. Let's all give the Gentoo-ized Tux a big hug! ^__^
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