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Re: KDE Distros Poll

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____/ Gregory Shearman on Friday 26 Aug 2011 07:07 : \____

> On 2011-08-25, Kari Laine <karitlaine@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 08/25/2011 03:31 AM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 01:10 : \____
>>>> On 2011-08-24, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> ____/ Homer on Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 23:45 : \____
>>>>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>>>> I'll have to give Gentoo a try next time. Terry Porter loved it too.
>>>>>> Well that's the best any advocate can ask: don't knock it 'till you've
>>>>>> tried it.
>>>>> I only heard from people who used it or use it.
>>>> I've used it for more than 5 years now. I use it on both ARM and Intel.
>>>> It's perfect for my little SheevaPlug, running on around 5W. Even such a
>>>> low powered 1.2G device has no problems with "emerging" packages, ie
>>>> compiling and installing. The Kirkwood ARM version of Linux is
>>>> absolutely flawless!
>>> How come not more people use it?
>> My guess because compiling takes time...at least on my slow machine...
> Who cares? Compiling happens in the background. Even my tiny SheevaPlug
> is still available while it compiles updates.
> BTW, libreoffice takes about an hour and a half to compile on my i7
> lappy.

That is a very long time (but then again also a large program). I
guess most people ask, what is the upside of all this?

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