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Review: Gentoo Linux: One fast little penguin

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The speed claim applies only to the distribution after it's up and running. Installation isn't so rapid, evidently:
"The process to get from that ISOLINUX banner to a stable system with KDE took me about four days, much of which was spent waiting while packages downloaded and compiled. In the end, though, I had a shiny new installation optimized to my system and running smoothly. It was hard. It took a long time. But in the end, it was well worth it. In fact, the next time I find myself with four or five days with nothing to do, I'll probably install it on my laptop. But first I'll print out the installation manual.
 read more | mail this link | score:5530 | -Ray, January 21, 2002
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