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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: Who's the Greatest Geek of All Time? 4  KevMorris   2009-01-16 15:55:09 
Re: The Making of an Open Source Developer Hero 4  peterpan   2009-01-16 10:24:03 
Re: Sylvania Netbook With Ubuntu: A Good Mix 2  thibauld   2009-01-16 04:02:51 
Re: Linux Netbooks: What's on the Menu? 3  Kithera   2009-01-06 12:48:43 
Re: Freescale Eyes Cheap Linux Netbooks With New Chip Design 3  carlleigh   2009-01-05 19:05:26 
Re: Will Work for Praise: The Web's Free-Labor Economy 3  pogson   2009-01-05 18:15:07 
Re: Crowdsourcing the Creative Process 3  Marsattacks   2009-01-05 08:03:09 
Re: Linuxy New Year's Resolutions 2  pogson   2009-01-05 06:32:23 
Re: Novell Calls Off BrainShare 2009 3  slewisma   2009-01-02 06:54:41 
Re: It's Time to Hack the Economy 4  muthmah   2008-12-30 01:01:12 
Re: The Search for an Open Source Killer App for Web 2.0 3  Mill   2008-12-27 02:05:51 
Re: Wikis Within the Enterprise: Serious Collaboration 2  Mill   2008-12-27 01:53:38 
Re: Linux, Windows 7 and Netbooks: It's On 4  pogson   2008-12-15 05:22:42 
Re: Gift Guide for Your Best Friend, Part 2 2  Adler   2008-12-15 05:02:42 
ABOUT LINUX N PS3 PLEAS HELP!!! 1  p4pap   2008-12-14 16:35:50 
Re: Installing Linux on the PlayStation 3 2  p4pap   2008-12-14 16:32:15 
Re: Free Software Foundation Hauls Cisco to Court for Open Source License Violations 2  felipe1982   2008-12-13 22:44:35 
Re: Red Hat Chooses Food Bank Over Festivities 2  adelphus   2008-12-10 03:38:04 
Re: What Xandros Has Up Its Sleeve 2  freeware   2008-12-08 14:26:40 
Re: Cost-Conscious Companies Turn to Open Source Software 2  jf1-in-detroit   2008-12-08 10:42:07 

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