Favorite flavor of Linux? (for python or anything else)
bretthoerner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 02:00:04 CET 2005
I have to add another vote for Gentoo. I agree that you just "have
less problems" on Gentoo. Updates are from source, but you don't have
to update mid-day while working on a project... if you really want the
new version of KDE (etc) then start an update and go to sleep, not a
big deal. Portage (package management) is amazing, also... for both
new and advanced users.
Also, I don't use it for the CFLAGS, etc. If Gentoo were the same
speed, or even mildly slower than Ubuntu, I would still use it. The
general speed boost is just a bonus. I use very simple (-O2 -pipe)
CFLAGS, by the way, but -march-pentium-m on my laptop makes a big
difference over -mcpu-i386 distros.
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