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I'm sure no one remembers the post where I talked about starting to use Gentoo (http://gentoo.org) a few years ago (http://wiki.yak.net/544). At the time, gentoo was really great and very high quality. Recently, that seems to have started slipping for some reason. I use KDE, and maybe they are focusing on the Gnome experience or something. Also, I was unable to update packages properly for months due to some bug introduced when they moved procps from sys-apps to sys-process. The people on the gentoo irc channel tried to be helpful, but I ultimately found the dangling reference to sys-apps/procps in /etc/portage/profile/packages and renamed it. That finally fucking fixed my problem. phew.
I'm still really annoyed, though, and the fact that no one could help me really bugged me. I'm also annoyed that I have to boot back into Windows every so often for various reasons. As a result, I'm looking at a couple of different distros: Novell Linux Desktop which is based on openSUSE (http://www.opensuse.org), KUbuntu (http://www.kubuntu.org), and Xandros (http://www.xandros.com).
First, let me describe what I need to switch, in order of importance:
As far as I know, none of these distros will do everything I'd like. If any of them are most of the way there, I'll gladly switch from gentoo. I'm not switching for a "oh, compile and edit the conf from SVN blah blah" horseshit promise. I do that for enough things as it is.
I am extremely impressed with Xandros, which I installed on a machine I installed for my mom when she was here. I just wish they'd ship an update that included CrossOver 5.0.1 and KDE 3.5.1.
Anything important I left off the list?
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