Where does Gentoo fit in?
Posted Apr 9, 2004 17:52 UTC (Fri) by mmealman
In reply to: Where does Gentoo fit in?
Parent article: Which is the best distribution?
I don't know that I'd recommend it to just "enthusiasts" and those interested in getting to know Linux, because as you've stated Gentoo is extremely powerful. I evaluated it for around a year and our company has switched from Debian to Gentoo on our servers because it offers a lot more for us.
The compile times really aren't much of a hit on a server environment, because the machines are powerful and you're not dealing with a lot of long compile times(like you would on a desktop). But on the corporate desktop(which we're looking into providing for our customers) we've hit on using either SUSE or Fedora Core for the reasons you've stated.
But on the server level if you have an expert staff it works very well.
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