Sunday, 2 March 2008

Trying another distro

Having managed to cope OK using Debian, a fairly complex Linux distro, in VirtualBox, I'm now going to try a new one: Gentoo. This is among the most difficult of distros to use as you basically compile the whole thing yourself from scratch. Should be interesting, but I suspect I will not get very far!

I managed to get an Enlightenment desktop set up in VirtualBox OK, but the end result isn't that great. There's no doubt that Enlightenment can be the basis of a fantastic lightweight desktop, but really I'd have to use it full time to do that, which I don't really want to do. Ditto for IceWM, although if I had an old computer that wasn't up to running Kubuntu I would use IceWM on that.

But wish me luck on Gentoo!

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