Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
gentoo vs. ubuntu
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Duplicate Threads
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Gentoo or Ubuntu?
Gentoo
75%
 75%  [ 6 ]
Ubuntu
25%
 25%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 8

Author Message
dc12volt
n00b
n00b


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Location: In my go-kart

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: gentoo vs. ubuntu Reply with quote

Which do YOU think is better? I tried the live CD for Gentoo, and have Ubuntu as my normal OS, and I'm a Linux beginner, so I personally like Ubuntu, but they seem almost alike.


P.S: If possible, please post reason for vote.
_________________
Windows sucks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
moocha
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Posts: 5722
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like apples, although oranges are tasty as well. Other than that, LDAP is better than SMTP, The English Patient was clearly a better movie than lobsters are at dancing, Lamborghinis are much better than the letter J, and one catches better fish trolling than one does baiting.
_________________
Military Commissions Act of 2006: http://tinyurl.com/jrcto

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- attributed to Benjamin Franklin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Naib
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 21 May 2004
Posts: 4076
Location: Removed by Neddy

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gentoo has its place as does ubuntu

Gentoo has a place on my desktop

Ubuntu has a place on my desktop's VM as well as my works laptop

horses for courses
_________________
A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny. Where men have the habit of liberty, the Press will continue to be the vigilant guardian of the rights of the ordinary citizen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dc12volt
n00b
n00b


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Location: In my go-kart

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? (towards moocha) Also, which is better for RAID?
_________________
Windows sucks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16090
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried Ubuntu under VMware, and was annoyed at all the BS dependencies. Gave up trying to "minimize" an install fairly quickly. (Yes, Gentoo has some annoying deps. too, but fewer).
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
codergeek42
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva


Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 5142
Location: Anaheim, CA (USA)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo and Ubuntu both have entirely separate goals and target audiences. You can't easily compare the two because of that.

Gentoo, for example, as a target audience of tech enthusiasts and people who like to tinker with things, whereas Ubuntu's target is the end-user who simply wants to get some work done without fuss of configuring things.

Gentoo is a source-based distribution, which means that installing packages takes a longer time (due to the compilation), but that provides some benefits in terms of configurability over the binary packages provided by Ubuntu which are less time-consuming to install, but may or may not be configured the way one would prefer.

Really, the best choice is to try both for a long time and see which one you are more comfortable with. Perhaps even bring other distributions like Fedora into the mix.
_________________
~~ Peter: Brony, GNU/Linux geek, caffeine addict, and Free Software advocate.
Who am I? :: EFF & FSF
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
moocha
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Posts: 5722
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dc12volt wrote:
What? (towards moocha)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apples_and_oranges
You can figure out the rest of the metaphors by yourself, I hope... ;-)
_________________
Military Commissions Act of 2006: http://tinyurl.com/jrcto

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- attributed to Benjamin Franklin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aidy
l33t
l33t


Joined: 07 Apr 2005
Posts: 915

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dc12volt wrote:
What? (towards moocha) Also, which is better for RAID?

rofl
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Earthwings
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 14 Apr 2003
Posts: 7750
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads in favour of Ubuntu vs Gentoo
_________________
KDE 4.12 - Get It While It's Hot!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Duplicate Threads All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum