Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Loving Gentoo Linux

I just upgraded my home server to a lightning fast 350Mhz Pentium II. It used to be a top performer in 1998. The OS of choice is Gentoo Linux. Why? After installation (with a custom kernel) was finished, I typed netstat -at and found nothing running. Absolutely nothing. It was up to me to add sshd and lighttpd. Then I did lsmod and found only 2 modules loaded, one for network card and one for SCSI controller. Nothing else. That's why. However feature laiden Fedora Core is, I just can't stand 200 modules loaded and 300 daemons running after a refresh boot. I exaggerate. Anyhow, go Gentoo!