View Full Version : I don't get it

July 6th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Gentoo's package manager FEELS superior to Arch's.
Gentoo's list of packages on the website are categorized and well-laid-out compared to Arch.
USE Flags trump any talk of "lean and mean" Arch installs.
The Gentoo handbook is...about on par with Arch's install guide.
And they both offer from-the-ground-up customization.

But I still can't get that into Gentoo. I don't know what it is. I got extremely early on into using it, and just gave up. I don't see what my reasoning could be though. Learning a new package manager certainly wouldn't be daunting enough to put me off a whole distro. What's my problem?

July 30th, 2008, 01:19 AM
If you're like me, it comes down to the logo. I think maybe you just didn't like the gentoo logo enough. For me, it has on and off actually been an influencing factor as I switch between ubuntu and gentoo occasionally. I wish ubuntu had a shiny looking logo like gentoo to be quite honest. I know that's about the stupidest thing that you could read regarding this, but its true.

August 10th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Meh, its Gentoo's lack of development that keeps me away from it.

The sheer amount of unfinished work is astonashing. It trips over its own fail-sauce :P

August 10th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Too long to update it, took me 2 days to update because of all the compiling. Pulls out my AHHH book. No need for all that compiling.