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Wednesday, February 8 2006, 09:21AM

Getting tired of Gentoo.

This must be the last thing anyone expects me to say, but (after nearly two years of using it) I'm really getting tired of Gentoo Linux.

I do want to say that, yes, I do use the ~x86 mask in ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86", so technically, yes, all of this is my own fault.

Still, I am seeing and have seen so many errors and bugs in newly emerged applications (or even while compiling, failing to do so because of library updates or misconfigured — by Portage itself — development applications), it's now driving me to the point where I'm no longer fine with it anymore.
I just want it to work!

Some might say to just change ~x86 back to x86, but that is impossible because I'd have to re-emerge my entire system (and it's not just the ammount of applications; it's more the incompatibility between certain applications with incompatible libraries and/or things like that).
I read (somewhere on Gentoo.org) that it's not recommended anyway.

I'm seriously thinking about a replacement for Gentoo in the form of *BSD (or maybe Debian — I've used it a bit for a project at school and I liked what I saw) or maybe (just maybe) even Mac OS X.

This isn't all I have to say on this but I'm sure I'll get back to it in a later entry.

Anyway, I'm going to look into getting another OS more in-depth after I get back from Netgamez.
For now, I'll just stick to Gentoo and take the poking.


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