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Why I Use Gentoo: Conclusion

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Of all the myriad Linux distributions out there, I’ve chosen Gentoo as the one to use on my primary desktop computer. Throughout this series, I’ve talked some of the reasons that I enjoy using Gentoo. As an incredibly brief summary, Gentoo fits my needs as a developer-oriented distribution with rolling upgrades.

That’s not to say that Gentoo is necessarily my favorite distribution in every arena. For most users who require nothing more than a functional, top-notch desktop distribution, I think Ubuntu is still at the forefront. Its non-rolling release cycle means that the user won’t necessarily have the latest versions of packages and must deal with a major upgrade every few months, but those are largely painless.

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