daily "what linux should I use thread".
what linux should I use ?
Funtoo Linux. Its gentoo but the way it was ment to be before whiny man children got ahold of it. If complying from source isn't your thing find get something that doesn't support syatemdicks
I just tried CentOS
It's much less of a clusterfuck that was Debian, so I'll just learn how to set up a CentOS server across a couple of old ThinkPads
I also run Mint on a T61p and am trying to install Gentoo on a X200
I want a distro with a good blend of stability and up-to-date packages for day to day desktop usage. A package manager that doesn't break my system every once in a while would be a nice addition too (looking at you, apt-get).
Which distros would work the best like this?
If its your first time, set aside the whole day. Compiling everything from kernel to browser will take several hours, then you can use the rest of the day to sort out any problems.
What about updates? I imagine I gotta compile all the updated versions of my applications aswell, so if Gentoo/Funtoo gets as many daily updates as Arch does (since it's rolling release too) can I expect do spend an hour or two a day compiling shit? Will I ever actually use my computer?
I'd love to try it, portage sounds amazing, but is the only reason to compile shit to get a ~5% performance increase?
I've don't have experience with Arch (been a Gentoo user for about 10 years now), but all my sync and @world updates haven't taken long at all. Usually a few minutes. If there happens to be a rather large update, I'll just do it before I go to bed.
I'm not sure about a world compile, never done one. I've heard people say they take an hour and others said they do them at night while asleep (5-7 hours)
I don't have a lot experience with it. I installed it cause I wanted to see what all the hype was about. The best and most exciting thing for me was configuring and complying my own kernel. A harderned kernel with just my drivers configured and all the sercuity
agreed not sure why we are haveing a thread to discuss this
If I install Debian sid, can I just follow these instructions to get the proprietary ATI driver working? https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary#AMD_Catalyst_Legacy_13.1
Of course I would then change wheezy to sid/unstable.
Also add parallel-fetch in FEATURES to not get stalled too much with deps etc.
And add --jobs=8 --load-average=8 to EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS.
(alternatively, get a binpkg for big programs like firefox).
There are plenty of differences. The software you want to use on your non-server computer requires deps that came out in the last month or so while the only packages you have access to are decade-old with minor bug fixes backported.