Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
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.