Long time Gentoo-ers
I'm wondering how other Gentoo users came about using Ubuntu.
1. If you have switched, why did you switch?
2. Do you still use Gentoo?
3. What is your overall comparison of the 2?
4. Do you still recommend Gentoo?
5. How long have you used Gentoo?
I became frustrated the day baselayout broke my wifi connection (beginning of April). I ran an ~x86 laptop so I did expect breakage on occasion. Unfortunately, that breakage came at a time where I just didn't have time to troubleshoot. So, I made my way over here and downloaded Feisty beta and have used it ever since (on my laptop). I have only switched the distro preference that I use for my laptop. I have switched because Ubuntu installs in 30 minutes and I can be working within the hour. In a nutshell, everything 'just worked'.
I still use Gentoo. In fact, I only use it for servers. I am currently testing out Ubuntu server edition but it's just not the same. I really do prefer a source based distro for servers since you have 100% control of how a particular service is installed and with what support. In the end, as long as Gentoo exists, I will use it. Same applies to Ubuntu.
While Ubuntu is bloated, it must be if it is to attract people from the windows world. I don't mind the bloat to be honest since it doesn't slow my system down. I have plenty of hard drive space and 2 gigs of ram. No issues here.
I would only recommend Gentoo to experienced users.
I started using Gentoo November of 2002 with the 1.2 LiveCD. It took me nearly 2 months to get the hang of Gentoo but luckily, I was unemployed at the time and had LOTS of time to invest into learning it..
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