audvare at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 21:45:41 PDT 2012
Cool. I used Ubuntu daily about 5 years ago :-P Actually, I used Kubuntu
and at the time it was KDE 3.5 yet it was extremely slow (and my hardware
was not fully to blame; there was no stable Compiz back then), and I was
skeptical to try another distro but someone recommended I try Gentoo. While
it took probably about 5 tries to get a fully working and optimised
installation, it was all worth it because KDE 3.5 was significantly faster
on Gentoo compared to Kubuntu (and I only had one computer sometimes when
doing reinstalls so I could NOT fail as I had to resume work ASAP).
I actually had to use a dd'd copy of the ISO to USB drive for the latest
Ubuntu to boot up the MacBook Air I got from work into a state from which I
could install Gentoo (another cool feature of Gentoo installation). Nothing
else, even if properly converted, would boot without freezing (that
includes Arch Linux on USB).
Still I run into issues I'm not sure about regarding the Air, like if it
stays on for more than 24 hours it seems to either freeze or the mouse is
moving extremely slowly. Linus according to one interview not too long ago
uses an Air as his laptop (because it is quiet), so I am actually quite
surprised at this issue.
On Wednesday, 4 July 2012, Samir Faci wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> I actually just moved to the general area myself. Just south of
> San Francisco (San Mateo/Foster City depending on who you ask ).
> I used gentoo for about 5 year or so.... I moved over to a mix of Arch
> / Ubuntu now depending on what I
> want to do with the machine.
> though +1 for gentoo if you have the patience for it.
> > Hello, I am new to the area (living in Berkely, working in SF). I have
> > using Linux for years and have been using Gentoo since 2007. Any fellow
> > users here?
> > I was lucky enough that my new job let me install Gentoo natively on the
> > Macbook Air they gave me (what a hassle too, but it's worth it!).
> > --
> > Andrew Udvare
> > http://andrew.udvare.com/
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