Advantages to running a binary distro

As evidenced by the fact most of my linux posts are tagged with Gentoo, I run a source-based linux distribution.  The only reason for that these days is because it’s what I’m used to.  I’ve been running Gentoo since 2002 or 2003.  I’ve thrown it on almost every piece of equipment I can, from a P166 to my quad Athlon II.

While I recently switched my wife’s laptop over to Ubuntu to make it easier for her to manage, I haven’t tried running another distro full time on anything save one.

I’m the proud (?) owner of an NSLU2 aka SLUG that I occasionally power up for random nonsense.  I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading it from lenny to squeeze.  While I could cross-compile everything on another computer, I find it just easier to use Debian’s precompiled ARM binaries.


~ by praetor on October 31, 2011.

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