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Discussion on: Au Revoir, Gentoo - Sell Me A New Linux Distro

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I did the same, years of Gentoo and then left it, but not long after I felt the call back, everything felt so "not Gentoo" I used Arch, Void, Debian, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Fedora, even Slackware for a while; but that feeling that something was missing, even the little things like the lovely colors of the emerge output, how OpenRC looked at boot, to manually install the kernel with every new version and browse the menuconfig, I know you can do that with any distro but why bother if is not Gentoo; just like the call of the sea finally came back, like the prodigal son.

I think Gentoo did something to me and now I can't run of it. I use other distros for other machines, but my home is Gentoo. So run if you can, be free!

PS: I really like Void, it's 2min install is awesome, the first time I thought that something went wrong with it and everything was fine. Did it put a lot of trouble? or just a bit? I used it about 2yrs ago and it had some administrative troubles after that.

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To answer your void question, I never got it working. .NET not an essential tool for me so I didn't try very hard, but it's a no-go as a total replacement for now. The administrative troubles are also...troubling. I do really like the experience in general though, xbps is good stuff.

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Ben Lovy Author

Hah, I'm worried I'm a lifer too but I don't want to have to be.