Gentoo love / hate
I got a new laptop.. Yeah!
Part of the idea of this new laptop is to run a bunch of vmware sessions to do some multi-server development. Lots of ram, fast CPU… now the challenge is getting the unix enviornment working. I’ve been using gentoo at work for a while — also on my own personall server — it’s nice, but it’s a totally pain to setup.
Love: I can install just about any package and any version. After spending a few years locked in Fedora and finding that I was constantly upgrading a package here and there, but the dependencies and other things constantly drove me up the wall.
Love: It’s linux — unix, etc. It’s home.
Hate: The challenge is that you need to upgrade things about every six months just to make sure you’ve not drifted too far off the reservation (e.g. forcing a full install).
Hate: The installation isn’t quick and easy, you have to read a wiki and make lots of little configurations.