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For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy


The main advantage to using Gentoo Linux is its performance and customization. These two factors far exceed what the user settings in the KDE desktop provide. Another benefit is the source compiler maximizes all possible optimizations and makes the software run as fast as possible. However, on less-powerful computers, this process can take what seems like forever to complete.
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FOSS and the Fear Factor


"'Many eyes' is a complete and total myth," said SoylentNews' hairyfeet. "I bet my last dollar that if you looked at every.single.package. that makes up your most popular distros and then looked at how many have actually downloaded the source for those various packages, you'd find that there is less than 30 percent ... that are downloaded by anybody but the guys that actually maintain the things."
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Re: Google Soups Up Apache With New Speed Module 2  douglasm   2010-11-07 07:09:08 
Re: 3 Media Conversion Apps That Will Make You a True Believer 2  syle   2010-11-03 17:11:44 
Re: GIMP Is One Agile Photo Tool 2  hairyfeet   2010-10-30 18:13:21 
Re: OpenOffice Council Shows LibreOffice Fans the Door 3  pogson   2010-10-28 04:43:39 
Re: Caught on Video: 2 Tools for Linux Screen-Session Recording 2  cherax   2010-10-27 11:58:35 
Re: The Gingerbread Man Cometh 2  Adler   2010-10-26 19:54:12 
Re: The Many Ways of Capturing the Moment With Linux 2  ironhelixx   2010-10-21 09:27:28 
Re: Linux's Brilliant Business Career 3  pogson   2010-10-19 14:57:16 
Re: OpenERP Solves Open Source's Vexing Problem: Making Money 2  johnfandl   2010-10-19 06:06:05 
Re: Maybe Linux Should Cost Something 3  hughieg3211   2010-10-18 13:54:27 
Re: The Trouble With GUIs 4  hairyfeet   2010-10-16 21:35:09 
Re: Verizon to Peddle Android Apps 2  infostretch_mobile   2010-10-14 15:45:35 
Re: Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat Pokes Its Head Out 2  drone112358   2010-10-12 06:25:52 
Re: The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health 4  Kagehi   2010-10-11 14:16:17 
Re: Penguins Old, Penguins New, Penguins Battered and Penguins Blue 8  einhverfr   2010-10-10 16:56:16 
Re: Should the Command Line Be Deep-Sixed? 25  hairyfeet   2010-10-07 14:07:01 
Re: Two Top Tools for Cracking the PDF Nut 2  wstephenson   2010-10-07 13:07:15 
Re: Publish on a Linux Desktop? Yes You Can! 2  MurdersLastCrow   2010-10-02 16:18:48 
Re: Portable Linux Apps: Not Always an Easy Schlep 4  caseih   2010-09-30 16:49:36 
Re: A Tale of Two Root Exploits, and Why We Shouldn't Panic 3  hairyfeet   2010-09-28 20:27:49 

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