why gentoo

Linux bro's, why Gentoo?
Explain it to me.

Ubuntu: easy to use and widely compatible with applications who have wide compatibility with Windows world, therefore work related, distro is about compatibility and stability priorized over getting newest packages

Arch: everything is newest shit you can possibly have and you can even make powerful gayming with it (I am not a gaymer though)

Debian: even older stuff than Ubuntu but I guess very stable

Gentoo: ??? you compile everything by yourself, what have you won?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Install Gentoo
    >b-but
    Install Gentoo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which gentoo? GNU+Gentoo Linux or the file manager.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hear it's a lot of fun. If you like computers then compiling your own software is a fun and interesting use of time.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's the ultimate hobbyist experience

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it lets nocoders larp as coders as they compile everything in their system

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I thought nocoders got filtered by the handbook

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I thought nocoders got filtered by the handbook

      Arch linux is pretty complicated and you need to be able to read a manual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no you don't, never used that shitty arch handbook

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its a meme distro for a reason. for whatever reason newbies tend to fall for it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gentoo before IQfy is like pearls before swine.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most packages are offered as binaries. Cope. You can set it to only compile of you want to change use flags. Cope. Reddit. Sneed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Most packages are offered as binaries. Cope.

      How does this have anything to do with giving an explanation or reason as to why use Gentoo?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        have you used it? it does everything i want. maybe not for you, but its the best distro for me. thanks for the question hope that clears it up

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's the most up-to-date widely adopted distro that doesn't ship with systemd. That is it. The minor speed improvements you get by optimizing kernel modules and compiler flags for your system are eaten up by the time it takes you to compile EVERYTHING and it's not like you can't use software that you compiled from source on other distros.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the time it takes to compile everything is irrelevant, you low IQ subhuman and a poorgay.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My firefox build does not depend on dbus and other malware.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how is possible to make it not dependent on those

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        1.) how do you think it functioned, say, 10 years ago?
        2.) use flags
        3.) /etc/portage/patches

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          we've gone full circle now where customizability has to be explained like it had to be before windows users started skinning their audio players with most inane stuff.

  9. 1 month ago
    OS MASTER

    https://www.shlomifish.org/humour/by-others/funroll-loops/Gentoo-is-Rice.html
    here you go saar, full explanation of why we choose Gentoo
    You may also see people suggest using it in an ironic fashion to persons that ask moronic questions. The idea is that since they are moronic, they will attempt to install Gentoo and fail. But since their computer will not have a working OS they won't be able to return and ask more moronic questions.
    And yeah I used Gentoo in the past, don't see a need for it today

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >dmesg
      >nmap
      >netstat
      >cowsay
      god the larping is so cringe. learn to actually code or have a nice day

      • 1 month ago
        OS MASTER

        I know how to program anon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          script kiddie =/= coder

          nice try homosexual

          • 1 month ago
            OS MASTER

            I mean if I need a program that does something I can cobble it together, not sure why I would need to be able to do much more than that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i can code up a girlfriend who will have sex with me nerd

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too lazy to install Gentoo. Windows 10, Linux Mint and Debian just work.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gentoo is for Noobs. Linux From Scratch is for Pros. If you're gonna be using Linux anyway, why be a Linux Noob? Go all the way in! Install Linux From Scratch.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if ubuntu does everything you want, then run it. it does almost nothing i want tho, so i dont use it

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ubuntu is bloated
    ubuntu uses snaps
    ubuntu uses systemd
    ubuntus GUI sucks
    ubuntu hardly runs on any CPU architectures other than x86-64

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      none of those matter to the linux-lamb who just wants ease to use whole system

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    control.
    people get caught up on the everything built from source thing since they're midwits.
    gentoo isn't about having the latest stuff,
    (by default the absolute latest packages aren't installed)
    or the fastest stuff,
    (improvements are gonna be slim unless you test unstable optimizations with every package)
    foundationally gentoo is about about control.
    the only reason building from source is the default is to facilitate said control.
    with portage, arguably the best package manager, and some additional tools for comfort, you can do whatever the hell you want. if you want to strip cjk characters out of nearly every package you can do it, you wanna install systemd you can do it, you wanna install multiple versions of the same package you can do it. list goes on.
    simple as.

    >arch
    arch is very similar, gentoo even uses arch-chroot during install in fact, and you do get a wide margin of control, but not on the compiler flag level unless you're using mostly PKGBUILDs from the AUR at which point you'd be better off with gentoo+guru overlay. arch also doesn't support non systemd init systems and anything that isnt x86_64, limiting your control over your init system and hardware

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Gentoo: ??? you compile everything by yourself, what have you won?

    You have won Gentoo. The purpose of Gentoo is Gentoo. That not Gentoo is inferior to Gentoo at being Gentoo hence a waste of time. Simple as.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Linux does not "just werks" not unless you build your kernel manually

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