Why am I moving to Gentoo?

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I think of this question again and again. For one because because people are asking me. People who love Debian, people who dislike continuous compilation. And for two because I repeatedly find myself doing something, liking something, working for something that I cannot verbally justify when I need to, may it be to convince somebody by the one more missing argument or when I just don’t notice that the important reasons is more like a feeling and that justifying is the wrong thing. Actually it seems quite hard for me to draw this line. So Gentoo.

Just like Git Gentoo is a big hope for me. In case of Git I knew I was hoping for something better since my first one-hour manual fix-subversion’s-merge session, not speaking of Per*cough*force at work. In case of Gentoo I did not know, because Debian, Ubuntu and other distros are fairly usable and try keeping frustrations down. But then there’s the moment you see something shiny that makes you quite unhappy with anything less.

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