OT: "Best" Linux Distro?

Roger Merchberger zmerch at 30below.com
Thu Dec 1 17:47:40 CST 2005

Rumor has it that Jim Leonard may have mentioned these words:
>Roger Merchberger wrote:
>>>There is no best Linux distribution.
>>Yes there is.
>>Build your own. Takes from a few days to a month or more, but then you
>How is this different from gentoo?

Linux from Scratch:

Read book, learn commands, learn what your compiling & why, learn how to 
set up the applications & system by hand, learn lots of other stuff along 
the way, oops twice due to typoes, learn to fix it, drink lots of beer, 
then have a functional, fast Linux system, and know *why* it is.


Insert CD in machine with 'Net connectivity, hit "go", wait a bunch whilst 
it downloads lots of stuff & patches it with insecure shiznit, compiles it, 
then it says "Done," then you reboot and have a (hopefully) running Linux 
that's generally not that secure tho you're not sure *why* it isn't & you 
generally haven't learned much during the process.

Yea, I'm kinda cynical about the whole emerge thingy, but seeing how Gentoo 
bastardizes qmail and then the poor buggers ask why they're having problems 
because they know nothing about the whole deal...

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger  --  SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers
  _±±_                          zmerch at 30below.com
(©||®)  If at first you don't succeed, nuclear warhead
  _)(_   disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.

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