In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:48:37 +0100
> __/ [TheLetterK] on Sunday 18 September 2005 00:15 \__
>>> In other news, I got a shiny new Mandrake box yesterday evening (my third
>>> box). It took me 2-3 minutes to hoist out of the box and attach it to the
>>> peripherals. I had a monitor already. Fully-working KDE with no hassle,
>>> tons of applications... how can one complain? Setting up an entire Linux
>>> cluster in just one hour? It's like groceries.
>> There's nothing quite like the feeling of building a mini-ITX box, and
>> still compiling packages in Gentoo 50 hours later.
> This reminds me of this mock-up poster...
OK, all together now, everyone else who's using Gentoo, give 'em the
Raspberry! :-P~~~~~~ Guys? Anyone out there with me? Hello? ;-)
Seriously...I do agree that there are issues in having to compile
a stage1, but they do warn you. :-) The good news is that with a
little work and several identical machines, one can build a
distcc-capable system (at least in theory) and then distribute the
build for one machine, then install using packages.
(Since I have a rather heterogeneous mess o' pottage, from my
1.4 GHz Athlon to a 833 MHz P IV to a pair of 400 MHz P IIIs,
this won't quite work for me, though at some point I'm tempted
to try it.)
It's still legal to go .sigless.