[ic] OT: Alternatives to Red Hat-> more questions

Grant listbox at email.com
Wed Nov 5 11:13:04 EST 2003

> On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Jack Gates wrote:
> >
> > It has been said that Debian gets security fixes to all releases (that
> > includes older) rather quickly.
> Has anyone given though to using Gentoo?
> It's a source based distribution, so you can compile every thing exactly
> as you need it without having to install any thing you don't need.
> I have been using it for over a year now, and I am quite happy.
> Up untill earlier this week I would have also recomended SuSE, how ever
> with Novell purchasing SuSe I am not sure how that is going to affect
> thier distro. So that is a wait and see issue.
>   - Elric

I can add that I've read many glowing reviews of Gentoo.  Their Portage
system outlined here:


sounds awesome, and the thought of having IC in the Gentoo online package
database to enable one-command updating blows my little mind.

- Grant

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