Anonymous asked: Thanks for the detailed answer. First: is there any chance to get in touch w/o tumblr? jabber? snippl[at]jabber[.]ccc[.]de second: I'm using debian for years now. and yes it is stable and i like that. even testing is very stable, I use it every day as desktop. My problem is not the free software stuff, you can get rid off it. My problem is the actuality. Some stuff is just too old and when i need to build stuff myself, why using debian with apt? unstable on the other hand is just too risky.
Hi there, I’m glad I’ve been helpful in some way. I’m sorry but I don’t use jabber or very many social networks; however, you can find me on twitter at @solpeth. That’s a very important point you raise about Debian: it often lags far behind upstream which can be downright frustrating; who doesn’t want the latest software?
As a side note, if you have any questions about Gentoo, the guys over in the #gentoo channel on irc.freenode.net are extremely helpful, and far more knowledgeable than me. If you require further advice I would most highly recommend checking in there; you’d be surprised at how well some people know the Gentoo system.
Other than that, I really wish you luck with whatever Linux system you do end up using! If I were in your situation, if I only had to download and compile new software at home - and not at work - then I would use Gentoo. Of course I have a slight bias, but it may be worth noting that I do use Gentoo every day at my school and for actual work. It’s not to be mistaken as a hobbyist’s system; it’s the only Linux distribution I will wilfully install on any computer of mine, because it’s the only one that I fully trust to work, because I am in charge every step of the way.