[linux-elitists] Gentoo Linux Releases 2004.3 (fwd from brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org)

Brian Nelson nelson@bignachos.com
Mon Nov 15 03:58:48 PST 2004


On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 11:25:00AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 10:44:45AM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > What is resident elitists' opinion about forthcoming Gentoo server (stable
> > enterprise Gentoo)? Or is Gentoo and server an oxymoron? 
> 
> It's not an oxymoron at all.  If you have employees that can handle the
> different package churn, and know how to properly customize a box with
> the correct packages, Gentoo is a great solution.
> 
> I have personally seen, and been told by a manager of a _very_ large
> IT division that "on the same hardware, Gentoo beats Red Hat by a
> measurable ammount".  They run only Gentoo on their high load, large
> user systems, as they can use less hardware than if they used Red Hat.

Uh, is regularly having to compile software on a high load system really
a good idea?

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