[clug] GNU/Linux Evolution Tree - Gentoo

Logan McLintock u4955237 at anu.edu.au
Fri Nov 1 19:54:40 MDT 2013

Thank you Ivan,

I will have to check it out 1st thing on the Christmas holidays =). It seems to tick all my boxes; security, no bloat, local build, can get recent drivers, learn more about stuff


On 02/11/2013, at 12:48 PM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2 November 2013 12:41, Logan McLintock <u4955237 at anu.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hi Clugians,
>> I'm sure you have all seen this, but how cool! You can click on the names and it takes you to the website - a great way of choosing your next distro lol
>> PS. Has anyone used Gentoo? Is it worth the hassle, because I like the idea of building things on your machine. Also, people say Gentoo has poor security, but his should be ok if behind a good router?
> I used to use Gentoo, but am now using Exherbo (which can be
> considered a "spiritual successor").  Admittedly, my preference for it
> was partially because I _like_ to tinker with my computer (though it's
> a hassle on my laptop, as I usually only use it when going back to my
> folks' place for Christmas, and thus need to do a massive update...).
> As for security... there's Gentoo Hardened (which IIRC was once touted
> as being more secure than other distros), and you can probably go and
> install SELinux, AppArmor, etc. ... so _by default_ it may be less
> secure, but by default it doesn't have much more than
> kernel+gcc+coreutils *shrug*
>> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Linux_Distribution_Timeline.svg
>> Cheers,
>> Logan -)
>> PS. If I am still in Canberra (not sure) I will come to your party Paul - sounds great =)
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