Monday, October 23, 2006

Goodbye Gentoo

I never thought I would say this, but so long Gentoo. I always thought I would be able to stick with Gentoo for most of my life, as it was an easy system to maintain, with a wealth of packages.

Unfortunately Gentoo has been going in a downward spiral for a while now, and finally the final straw has broken the camel's back.

These crazy kids just hard mask anything for fun it seems these days. XMMS, whether "buggy" or not, still works just fine for me, alot better than any of the other current music players out there. I see no reason to hard mask it. Who cares if it doesn't have a maintainer? It still works on x86 computers just fine. I know this gentoo person claims XMMS to be broken, but it works just fine for me. Maybe these days "broken" means they don't release a new version every two weeks.

Anyways, all this rambling is for nothing now, I am officially switching to Ututo.


Anonymous said...

Seems like there are lots of things to complain about with Gentoo, but you picked a rather silly reason to quit using it. What about upgrading your compiler? How about switching to modular xorg? They are both a pain in the butt. How about the fact that maintenance time in gentoo is really a lot more than with say, ubuntu?

Yeah, I like ubuntu also, but I am not going to switch because of xmms.

Jordan Wilberding said...

There are more things, I was just saying that is the straw that broke the camel's back. It is just the absurdity of the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

You sir are retarded.

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