Submitted by apoorv_khurasia on 2006-07-03 for Version 2006.0|
| ||Excellent OS for experienced users. Highly flexible. Performance is par exellence. This is one distro you will not remove ever.|
Submitted by NetBSD on 2006-07-26 for Version 2006.0|
| ||once i switched my workstation to Gentoo from NetBSD i loved it even more, best and only distro ill ever use for workstations|
Submitted by kgosse on 2006-07-29 for Version 2006.0|
| ||Gentoo's performance is generally noticably faster than binary builds on the same computer. I have extended the "happiness factor" for the speed of my aging hardware simply by using the compiled Gentoo distro rather than others with precompiled software.|
Submitted by schwert on 2007-01-25 for Version 2006.1|
| ||the programs are very slow to install but you gain loads of speed after that|
Submitted by arvliet on 2007-01-27 for Version 2006.1|
| ||I've been a long time Gentoo user - love it. The user community, forums, etc, are the best I've experienced in so far.
With this version 2006.1 install, the wizards can cause problems. Do a straight and basic install with the wizard or find the "Alternate install" guide in the Gentoo Handbooks area. Try not to change any settings from the defaults if you're using the wizard on the install CD. This is called a Stage 3 installation. Once that's done you can make all the changes you like.
3 final suggestions:
1) Be prepared to read docs and forums. This is an advanced distro with huge possibilities - don't spend too long getting bogged down - Search the forums, read the docs, then ask for help.
2) Compiling on older systems can be a slow and painful process. If you have multiple Linux systems available, use DISTCC. If you only have one system - use the pre-compiled software for all your large packages.
3) If you're trying to gain a deep understanding of Linux, install a VMWare virtual machine and play on that. Take snapshots - mess with stuff. That way you won't bork a physical install and have to redo it.
Great distro - get yer learn on..!
Submitted by Touchtecservers on 2009-04-28 for Version 2008.0|
| ||Running production servers on it. Always up to date and so easy to configure.|
Submitted by paziulek on 2009-05-21 for Version 2008.0|
| ||If you inexperienced, this is the distro that if you strong enough, will make you experienced in a shortest matter of time. Make sure, you do not start the experience with Gentoo on a 1GHz system...|
Submitted by piolo96 on 2009-12-07 for Version 10.1|
| ||I have no experience on any linux at all. but based on everything I have seen heard and read this is the best distro for what I am looking for.|