I felt like sharing, and this seems better suited here than my personal journal.
took SuSE8 off my laptop and have spent the past couple of days installing
Gentoo. No major problems; I screwed something up by trying to play around
with it during the install the first go round and couldn't get X to install.
Started over from scratch, no problem at all.
-Holy hell did it take
X/KDE forever to compile! I did it all at once (emerge kde); it took a little
more than 5 hours on my PIII 1.2 GHz. I'd compiled X from scratch before,
and KDE from scratch before, but never at the same time. I was expecting
maybe 2 hours at the most. Hopefully I won't have to do it again.
impressions: I'm really impressed. I used to be a big Slackware freak. Gentoo
brings all that back. And I'm really liking portage so far.
using a more or less stock SuSE7.3 on my desktop. Beginning to realize how
outdated its getting. Once I get the laptop straightened out, I think I'll
at least update KDE and install a new kernel. I wouldn't mind putting Gentoo
on here too. Think I'll play with it on the laptop for a lil while first.
Or at least wait 'till I'm gonna be busy for a while.
-Now I'm gonna go see if I can get my wireless setup under Gentoo.