Originally Posted by nanonyme
At the bottom. Read and weep.
Are you saying you can Alt-TAB a fullscreen game in either metacity or compiz?
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
How do you do that?
I'm using Gentoo since some jears now and I've come to a point where everything more or less just works. I've written scripts to uptate my system on a more or less dayly basis i would just need to configure ancron to automatically run this script and there wouldn't be much to do anymore.
Originally Posted by grege
Sometimes some big update like gnome breaks something .. but thats rare and likely fixes its self two updates later if I don't interfere.
so the thing is after a fair amount of time Gentoo for me just happens to work.
Where on Ubuntu Installs I always have the Problem that more and more breaks gets worse with version updates so that after fighting with apt and some wierd 'ghost-Programms' I tend to clean the machine completely and reinstall. (you wont see that after using it just for a month, but after one or two jears)
I don't know maybe I'm just plain stupid for Ubuntu or play too much.
Next thing I'll try is LFS ... but I think for the longrun this will not be maintainable.
Desktop cube? I don't know... I use Kwin...
Originally Posted by MrNatewood
I don't have any problems maintaining a Gentoo installation; I've been upgrading the same one since 2006 across drives and file systems. On the other hand, I found it more difficult to customise Ubuntu to how I wanted it, and ended up switching to Gentoo on that machine too (and as a bonus, compiled xbmc from source runs much smoother).
This doesn't make Ubuntu worse than Gentoo - it simply means that I find Gentoo easier to use for my purposes.
Ubuntu, Arch, Gentoo, they're all aimed at different crowds.
After 6 continual years Gentoo user and countless of benchmarks with PTS and manual ones. I can confirm that in most cases it's the fastest OS in the world. Just use sane GCC flags and your systems shines.
Originally Posted by b15hop
To compile xbmc from source you don't need gentoo at all. I worte a few scripts to compile it in the home - different branches/revisions. That works with every distro where the build-deps are installed - incl. Debian or Ubuntu. Stupid argument...
05-21-2010, 09:14 AM
Of course I know that. Why do you think I was talking about cflags in the first place. To compile for another machine, just make the compiler target another architecture. I've even got most of the way through a LFS install a few times... I didn't enjoy linux from scratch because in the end I realise using an OS that needs more work to everything which is just counter productive. So it would be right to say Gentoo is moderately difficult but LFS is truly hard core.
Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez
I stick to arch for the same reason you stick to gentoo. Back when I only had 512MB of ram, Arch made my PC feel fast. Ubuntu was just bloated to hell and fvwm + arch meant that I could still watch 720p video with no stutter. Windows XP couldn't even do that.