I was a long time Slackware addict until I decided to upgrade my Athlon system by adding two
disk drives which overloaded the power suppy; it never did completely recover, and I upgraded
to a brand new Opteron system. There being no 64 bit slackware (that is, officially), I went
with gentoo. I am never sure if I am happy with it or not. Several upgrades have left me
with a need for a rescue disk, such as deleting a lib used by LVM and making ls (/bin/ls!)
dependent on a /usr/lib library. USB audio seemed to come and go with various upgrades, tho I
think it has been fairly stable the last few months.
What particularly interested me in my Grumpy Editor's writeup is how the only dependency
problems I have had have been some ebuild screwup which has resolved itself within a few days,
that I have never had a problem getting recent versions of any package, and that it has never
overwritten a config file. I run the testing version, and have had more than a few runins
with arrogant developers on both the forums and mailing lists. But the system has been
remarkably trouble free compared to the problems faced by my Grumpy Editor. I keep on
swearing almost daily that I am fed up with the arrogant developers and some of the constantly
changing config options, but this review makes me think maybe things could be worse elsewhere.
It's been three years, I think, or is it two?