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What's the reason for Gentoo having so few distros based on him compared to other distro families?

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

People make new distros based on existing distros to alter the software stack in the original distro. Gentoo allows you to use essentially whatever software stack you feel like, it's less of a traditional distro and more of a general-purpose Linux package manager and dependency resolver. It's not very opinionated at all.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago

I think it's somewhere around 15 derivates for Gentoo. 1 2

It's about the same number as lots of other distros?! I don't see any substancial difference there. Except when you compare it to something like Debian. There are some hugely popular distros.

[-] [email protected] 60 points 4 weeks ago

There are hundreds of Gentoo-based distos out there.

None of them have finished compiling yet.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

Because Genthree Genfour Genfive Gensix, etc. would get confused with other products on a Google search.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

I guess kinda the same reason why there are not many distros based on Slackware.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

And what's that?

signed filthy debian user

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Both of them is about customization. Hard. I don't think there's two similar Slack or gentoo installation. So, for me, at least, it feels there's really no need distributions of those. Maybe it's just by definition, though.

Idk man, just wanted to look smart.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

it's very customizable.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 4 weeks ago

It's pointless to make a derivative distro if the base is already perfect.

[-] [email protected] 55 points 4 weeks ago

Why are you defining the gender of a Linux distro lmao

[-] [email protected] 34 points 4 weeks ago

Probably because english isn't their native language.

[-] [email protected] 127 points 4 weeks ago

Well, it's computer software, so it can't be non-binary.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

You win the internet today.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Wait until quantum computers evolve! Countless genders...

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago

If Ternary computers take off we might have a non-binary linux distro.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Or LISP machines... everything functional is better.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

Gentoo is source based isn't it?

[-] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago

Technically correct

[-] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago

Straight to pun jail with you.

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