So... Hi /g/. I've been using Gentoo GNU/Linux for ~8 years now, happily, but recently the laptop I used it on fucked up. I'm using a shitty netbook for now and, of course, I installed Gentoo... and it sucks. It's way too much time to get from a basic system to fully featured, and slow to compile. If I need to install a library, I want it NOW, not 1 hour from now.
So now I'm looking to switch. I like the bleeding edge Gentoo allows, massive customisation, and tiny base system. I tried FreeBSD and I like the mixture of source based and binary based, but it lacks the full support of the Linux kernel and software/support base.
Any suggestions or is FreeBSD my next best bet?
>Hi /g/. I've been using Gentoo GNU/Linux for ~8 years now,
>What is distcc
If fuduntu was still around I'd recommend that
if you REALLY want bleeding edge and can deal with the autism, I guess you could give arch a shot, installing a "lightweight" system on top of it
>It's way too much time to get from a basic system to fully featured, and slow to compile. If I need to install a library, I want it NOW, not 1 hour from now.
If you really have been using Gentoo for 8 years you should know what cross-compiling is. But you don't, because you haven't. Why would you lie on the internet?
I don't even normally have the netbook. I borrowed it from a friend who said I could do what I want with it. I normally only have a laptop.
Anyways, thanks all. I'll check out those suggested and see how they fit the bill.
Arch is pretty good mixture of binary + source, most of the libs and common stuff is in the repo, and pretty much everything else you can compile with AUR doing 99% of the work for you.
P.s dont fall for the arch breaks meme, it actually just werks with some basic maintenance unless your iq is < 80