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|24th October 2013, 10:07|
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If you want to learn linux, you have 2 choices...
Gentoo or Linux from Scratch.
Gentoo is the more practical choice is it has portage which manages your source packages. Everything in Gentoo is built from source and its continually updated so you NEVER upgrade, you're always upgraded every time you:
emerge -uDp system
emerge -uDp world
You drop the "p"s above when you ready to compolie on the mew packages.
If you use SUSE (like I did when I first started all this in the nineties) then unfortunately, you learn SUSE, not linux,
Redhat Fedora, same, that's what you learn, not Linux per say.
Your call but I like Gentoo. I've heard good things about Arch but its pre-built packages and you put together your install from scratch.
If you're going to use pre-built packages, you might as well use windows. The whole point of Linux is source so, as Obiwan would say, "Use the source Luke!"
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|21st December 2013, 16:31|
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I used Gentoo for a few years. My problem with it was the long time it took to compile things. I wanted a different browser.....so it needed to compile it from source.....took over 12 hours which wasn't ideal.
Also, I feel that the real power in Gentoo lies in the ability to tweak compilation options to fit your individual setup - but if you're not a power user, you won't know how, and so this limits the distro's use for Linux newbies.
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