Gentoo performance benchmarked

Robert Brockway robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at
Sun Nov 1 19:40:05 UTC 2009

On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Giles Orr wrote:

> I'm in the same "camp" as you, ie. I think Debian is easiest to work

Count me in as well.  Debian has been my preferred distro since 1996 or 
so.  The large amount of package integration reduces management overhead 
significantly.  Most Linux distros and other versions of Unix have at 
least partly emulated the Debian approach in recent years.

I've long argued that the integration of large numbers of packages is a 
boost to security as it makes it much easier to receive security updates. 
If packages are installed manually from many sources (the traditional 
approach) then security management requires manually watching all of the 
sources.  All too often this isn't done and security suffers.



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