Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve been running $Gentoo$ for the last few days.
It’s a great distro, really forces you to get into the way Linux works. The funny thing is how I got to install it in the first place…
Well, my win2000 box was constantly crawling (after installing .NET tools) and was in need of more ram (than my 512MB). So, instead of getting more memory, I decided to try linux, and since 90% of my projects are java I figured i would not have major integration problems (which turned out to be true). I had also remembered seeing a post at $Tapestry$ mailing list saying how good Gentoo is, so I gave it a try and it wo-r(oc)ked! My main comment for the whole process is that it’s really nice-funny to compile everything and that command line is the power!
Well, I’ve got KDE on top of it, installed Mozilla software + Eclipse + cvs, the networking tools are awesome (port, host forwarding was never easier), so it only remains to test the Mono project for .Net development.
Anyway, when you’re ready to switch, just give it a try!