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Gentoo for all the Unusual Reasons


A few reasons to use Gentoo that you might not have considered...
Gentoo really shines, however, when a user needs a newer version of a piece of software. Let's say I'm using the bluefish HTML editor, for example, and a bug is annoying me. A newer version of bluefish might be available in Portage, Gentoo's software package management system, so I might be able to ask for the upgrade. Gentoo has a handy command called etcat that can determine what's available:
 read more | score:4894 | -Ray, January 8, 2005
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