Originally Posted by Blahages
I used to prefer KDE over Gnome. But, it seems as of recently Gnome has been running better. Maybe when KDE 4 is released. And, when more effort is put into Kubuntu, as has been with Ubuntu. It just seems that they're not putting as much time into it.
I'll try installing the Kubuntu part of it onto my Ubuntu once I recieve my CDs I ordered. I don't have the patience to download 550 meg right now to install the KDE part. It'd take forever.
Gentoo is okay. I'd be nice if Ubuntu had a i686 or K7 build though. It's all i386, whereas Gentoo is i686 (I believe). More optimized. Although, Ubuntu has gotten a LOT faster on my computer recently.
I have a recently Gentoo Live CD which is supposed to allow me to install it. But, apparently they didn't spend enough time with the live installer, and it doesn't work. Sometimes it gets farther then others, but it never finishes. If that worked, I'd have a better opinion of it. I'm too lazy to try to figure out the regular installer. I used Kororaa, which I'm assuming is basically the same since it's based off Gentoo. Which, I liked quite a bit, until Ubuntu Dapper fixed the slowness I was getting before and the ATI drivers got update to support Xorg 7.
Hmmm... the installer is very, VERY delicate, which I find annoying. It has no way of resolving conflicts so, for example, if you enable one thing that depends on another then it won't work. If you look at the guide on Gentoo.org then it's easy to resolve all the conflicts. I installed it perfecttly on my Celeron machine but my new CPU (AMD64)... well, let's just say that the installer doesn't like it very much. I had to install it manually... took 72 hours. As for Kororaa, I like it a lot, as a binary Gentoo installation has been needed for a long time but every time I try to install the 64-bit version I get a kernel panic. I might just install the 32-bit version the recompile all my packages and the kernel... which actually defeats the point of Kororaa.
Oh, and Gentoo isn'y optimised for any architecture. It optimised for whoever is installing it because it's source based.