[ILUG-BOM] Linux vs Windows as my selection.
Wed Nov 13 18:06:02 IST 2002
Amish Munshi wrote:
>>Ever heard about Debian's "apt" tools and Gentoos "portage"?
>Not actually, are they the installers? Which one is better? I am planning
>to get a full distro of one of them.
they aren't really installers (In the "windows" sense) but more like
command line tools which simplify installation of packages with
auto-dependency managemnet, eg. "apt-get kde" or "emerge kde" will get
the whole kde chain. gentoo downloads and compiles, while apt-get
downloads teh binaries.
get Debian, Gentoo requires you to download and compile everything that
you need. that sure makes for a lean and mean system, but most of us
here don't have permanent internet connections...unless you're one of
the lucky people who have cable/DSL/whatever. From what I've heard,
Gentoo is very responsive coz it directly optimizes for your
architecture, instead of most distros which optimize for i386 or i586.
However, Debian also has a lot of stable but somehat outdated
ports...you require to download the unstable ports. compare and decide
on your own :-)
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