Too late to... Fork...please!
Posted Mar 20, 2006 18:15 UTC (Mon) by xhosa
In reply to: Too late to... Fork...please!
Parent article: Fired, simply fired.
hmmm there must be many alternatives. As soon as Mandrake started this
'Club' thing and and started releasing systems without the development
parts ( I think it was 10.0 ) I jumped off the wagon. It was a feeling of
loss not being able to use the distro I was so used to but after a lengthy
search I found my way to Gentoo and I've grown more & more enthusiastic
about the idea of complete control, very good documentation and the very
good 'emerge'-tool used for downloading and upgrading and what not.
Yes there is a downside, it's a _lengthy_ business, setting up you first
system but if you want to have control and quality maybe you have to pay
for it in some ways. Slackware doesn't have pam, kubuntu's tool for
installing new things doesn't give you the same control. Well it's all a
matter of taste. I've used Red Hat, Mandrake, Slackware, Gentoo and
Fedora. Personally, I have no problem to choose. I'll stay w Gentoo. Good
luck finding a new distro :o)
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