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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: This Is Your Brain on Linux Desktop 2  i1j2s3   2010-08-07 09:38:45 
Re: Sunbird: Your Calendar, Your Way 4  akajeff   2010-08-07 07:07:02 
Re: New Illumos Project to Reopen OpenSolaris 2  alanhargreaves   2010-08-06 23:05:12 
Re: Pondering the Potential of the $200 Linux PC 2  pogson   2010-08-06 11:17:44 
Re: Ubuntu's Wild Ride on the Dell Roller Coaster 2  rhoderickj   2010-08-02 10:34:49 
Re: Europe's Tender Words About FOSS 3  carpediem   2010-07-29 07:30:26 
Re: Mandriva's Rocky Rebirth 3  hairyfeet   2010-07-26 00:15:16 
Re: Does Copying = Stealing? 4  bw   2010-07-24 15:17:23 
Re: Linux Doesn't Cost Anything - But Maybe It Should 15  NinaB   2010-07-24 14:14:37 
Re: Rackspace's Risky Open Cloud Bet 2  frishrash   2010-07-20 07:11:35 
Re: Android Army to Conquer Mobile Market by 2015 2  froi   2010-07-19 09:25:16 
Re: Two Apps That Make Backup Less Chore, More Lifesaver 2  milleym   2010-07-15 09:11:35 
Re: Opera Raises Curtain on Mini 5.1 for Android 2  bjb1959   2010-07-14 14:00:23 
Re: Google's Android App Inventor: Help or Hindrance? 2  metalx1000   2010-07-13 06:13:49 
Re: Dell's 'Love Letter' to Linux: Now You See It, Now You Don't? 3  warp4ever   2010-07-12 10:49:07 
Re: The Things Microsoft Could Do to Make Up For It All 2  Runaway1956   2010-07-12 10:02:55 
Re: A Note-Slinging Dynamic Duo 2  jceb   2010-07-08 12:35:52 
Re: Who Should - or Shouldn't - Use Linux? 3  jodatech   2010-07-04 11:32:57 
Re: A Fifth of Android Apps Nose Into Private Data, Study Says 2  medicdave   2010-07-01 06:02:02 
Re: Calibre Is an Elegant E-Book Librarian 2  dibee37   2010-07-01 02:26:31 

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