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Clint Dilks clintd at
Mon Jul 7 05:26:27 UTC 2008

Ric Moore wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 10:16 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> ann kok wrote:
>>> what is the different between fedora and gentee
>>> Thank you for your help
>> First "gentee" is an Open Source Free Programming Language.  You probably 
>> mean "gentoo".
>> You can read about gentoo here and hopefully do your 
>> own research and come to your own conclusions.  I'm not sure why anyone 
>> would ask this kind of general question....
> Maybe she just expected a general type of answer. :) Ric
If indeed the OP did mean Gentoo the shortest answer that I would give 
having used both is that Gentoo is compile focused (you set appropriate 
flags and each package you install is compiled) versus Fedora taking a 
Binary approach (try for the set of options that will suit most users).

In my experience each approach has advantages and disadvantages.  The 
most obvious being that it is possible to get very lean systems using 
Gentoo that run well on older hardware.  The downside to this is that 
build time for a Gentoo system can be significantly larger.    This also 
leads to more planning being required in Gentoo if you want to replicate 
builds across multiple systems with small hardware differences.

I hope this helps :)

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