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From: Dan Farrell <dan@×××××××××.cx>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo and KISS ?
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 20:35:04
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Gentoo and KISS ? by arnuld
1 On Fri, 18 May 2007 18:04:16 +0000
2 arnuld <geek.arnuld@×××××.com> wrote:
4 > i want to know whether Gentoo has "simplicity" or "KISS and clean"
5 > structure in its design as an OS ? this is the only thing that is
6 > stopping me from using Gentoo. Gentoo philosophy says *nothing* about
7 > simplicity, it talks only about customisation. any idea of if KISS is
8 > present in Gentoo design ?
10 In my humble opinion, gentoo is the only distribution worth considering
11 when it comes to keeping the system simple. Any other distro, and
12 you're going to have to pick through lists of packages disabling all
13 that you know you don't need; with gentoo, you can install what you
14 know you _do_ need, and go from there. The initial footprint is a
15 little bigger at first because of the developent tools you need to
16 build your own software, but if you want to keep it small you'll have
17 much more success with gentoo than with anything else.
19 The one other caveat is that portage is bulky, slow, and
20 space-consuming. But there are many ways to combat this, and it's
21 really not an issue if you have lots of gentoo hosts.
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