Fedora, Debian or Gentoo

Kelson Vibber kelson at speed.net
Wed Nov 19 00:51:41 UTC 2003

WipeOut <wipe_out at onetel.com> wrote:
>Gentoo was not a choice for me because again there was a learning curve,
>and the idea of compiling packages from source does not sit well with
>me.. I am not really confident in my ability to build systems, like PHP
>for example with all its included libs and other command line options,
>from source and have them run reliably..

Actually, as I understand it, Gentoo takes care of all the dependency and 
configuration issues for you.  It's based on the *BSD ports system.  Yes, 
everything gets compiled on your computer, but you can install, say, all of 
KDE with a single command like "emerge kde."  Of course, it may take 
several days to build! ;-)

Back on the subject of distro choice: I've been quite happy with Fedora on 
the workstations I've installed it on so far (both at home and at work), 
and we're planning on rolling out a new server in the next few 
weeks.  We've settled on Fedora Core as the OS.

Kelson Vibber
SpeedGate Communications <www.speed.net> 

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