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From: Eric Bohn <bsee_1991@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Good arguments to use Gentoo Linux?
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 02:17:34
1 In the US, I'm almost certain you wouldn't be able to get away with running Gentoo, and more specifically, Portage, the way you apparently do in a secure govt environment. There's probably a federal directive or regulation somewhere that prevents machines being run in govt organizations from using non-standard or officially unapproved technology and/or procedures, and for good reason...
3 I've had Portage hose my Gentoo install twice before to the point that I could no longer run Portage, and I run stable, not testing. Using Portage you're putting yourself at the mercy of any Joe Schmoe with a proxy connection to a Gentoo server that wants to compromise your machine. Even most commercial organizations, for job critical computing, have administrators that establish mirror servers for software testing prior to internal distribution.
5 It didn't sound like the OP was intending for anyone to do sys admin tasks with Gentoo either, I imagine that could prove to be risky using any Linux distro.
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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Good arguments to use Gentoo Linux? Daniel da Veiga <danieldaveiga@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Good arguments to use Gentoo Linux? Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>