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    funfool got a reaction from duncan.britton in moving from funtoo to gentoo...   
    Not sure what  all is old in funtoo means.
    I know some of the core system packages are older by design, and that is what will help make your funtoo stable.
    While the rest of the packages are pulled from the ~gentoo arch, so should be the same.
    While some packages are forked to keep a better working older version or some are simply masked as being broken.
    And of course you have overlays available and other avenues to get newer packages.
    One way is to put in a package request on https://bugs. funtoo.org/ if it is possible to do so without breaking things for others, is a very good chance will be done.
    I do not know your experience with gentoo / funtoo, I honestly think a good comparison is to use both.
    At one time I had several machines all on gentoo, and I loved it. I had several friends that had switched to funtoo, I really had no plans to change.
    One day I finally did give funtoo a try, and within 6 months I switched everything from gentoo to funtoo. I am very happy I did finally make the change.
    But using gentoo for some time, I noticed the differences between the two, and how much time funtoo had saved me from fixing broken packages.
    I liked that it had some older packages.
     
    To be fair though, you should do a clean install with any distro to try it out and compare it with others. I am a big fan of, use the distro that works best for you.
    I still use windows on my htpc because of netflix. This is no longer needed, but at the time, it was the best os for the job.
    Just want to be clear, if you think gentoo works best for you, then by all means use gentoo.
    But if you just have some problems with a few out dated packages, there are ways to fix that.
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    funfool got a reaction from pytony in moving from funtoo to gentoo...   
    Not sure what  all is old in funtoo means.
    I know some of the core system packages are older by design, and that is what will help make your funtoo stable.
    While the rest of the packages are pulled from the ~gentoo arch, so should be the same.
    While some packages are forked to keep a better working older version or some are simply masked as being broken.
    And of course you have overlays available and other avenues to get newer packages.
    One way is to put in a package request on https://bugs. funtoo.org/ if it is possible to do so without breaking things for others, is a very good chance will be done.
    I do not know your experience with gentoo / funtoo, I honestly think a good comparison is to use both.
    At one time I had several machines all on gentoo, and I loved it. I had several friends that had switched to funtoo, I really had no plans to change.
    One day I finally did give funtoo a try, and within 6 months I switched everything from gentoo to funtoo. I am very happy I did finally make the change.
    But using gentoo for some time, I noticed the differences between the two, and how much time funtoo had saved me from fixing broken packages.
    I liked that it had some older packages.
     
    To be fair though, you should do a clean install with any distro to try it out and compare it with others. I am a big fan of, use the distro that works best for you.
    I still use windows on my htpc because of netflix. This is no longer needed, but at the time, it was the best os for the job.
    Just want to be clear, if you think gentoo works best for you, then by all means use gentoo.
    But if you just have some problems with a few out dated packages, there are ways to fix that.
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    funfool reacted to uudruid74 in Stupid Admin Tricks   
    I just wanted to start a thread that contains the most useful tools and tricks; stuff you end up installing because it makes your life so much easier.   Here's a couple to get you started.
     
    VIM
    In your non-root .vimrc
    cmap w!! w !sudo tee "%" >/dev/null  
    If :w! fails because you forgot to su/sudo, just use ':w!!'
     
     
    SSH the Byobu way!
     
    I generally use mosh since it can be forgiving of slow and interruptable links, but I also go one step further and install byobu (its a layer on top of tmux/screen, tmux is default).   It will save your session from a network drop!  If you've never use tmux or screen you are in for a treat.  It multiplexes your terminal so that you can have multiple terminals through the same connection.  But, its also a session manager and this is more important (IMHO).  Start an emerge and then go ahead and detach (^A d) and you can drop your ssh connection and everything continues in the background.  When you connect to byobu again, everything is there as if you never disconnected.  Every terminal!  You can even connect from multiple machines and share the open terminals if you wish.
     
    I use an Android APP called JuiceSSH (and the AnySoftKeyboard with the SSH extension keyboard, although Juice gives you the other keys you need).   It manages your SSH connections and lets you connect from your phone.  This means I can pull out my phone and tap a button and be logged in to a server, check on a compile or update or view a log, and then detach from byobu really fast.    I keep byobu on the gnome "Drop Down Terminal" (desktop extension) so I have a terminal that I never lose track of and it multiplexes with byobu.  It also stays active if I log out of Gnome!!  Its session doesn't die when you log out of your desktop, its persistent.   Also, if I "Juice" in, the terminal size is changed byobu to fit the phone screen - so I can see byobu on my laptop resize as I rotate my phone (yeah, not very useful, but it looks cool).
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    funfool got a reaction from Tassie_Tux in moving from funtoo to gentoo...   
    Not sure what  all is old in funtoo means.
    I know some of the core system packages are older by design, and that is what will help make your funtoo stable.
    While the rest of the packages are pulled from the ~gentoo arch, so should be the same.
    While some packages are forked to keep a better working older version or some are simply masked as being broken.
    And of course you have overlays available and other avenues to get newer packages.
    One way is to put in a package request on https://bugs. funtoo.org/ if it is possible to do so without breaking things for others, is a very good chance will be done.
    I do not know your experience with gentoo / funtoo, I honestly think a good comparison is to use both.
    At one time I had several machines all on gentoo, and I loved it. I had several friends that had switched to funtoo, I really had no plans to change.
    One day I finally did give funtoo a try, and within 6 months I switched everything from gentoo to funtoo. I am very happy I did finally make the change.
    But using gentoo for some time, I noticed the differences between the two, and how much time funtoo had saved me from fixing broken packages.
    I liked that it had some older packages.
     
    To be fair though, you should do a clean install with any distro to try it out and compare it with others. I am a big fan of, use the distro that works best for you.
    I still use windows on my htpc because of netflix. This is no longer needed, but at the time, it was the best os for the job.
    Just want to be clear, if you think gentoo works best for you, then by all means use gentoo.
    But if you just have some problems with a few out dated packages, there are ways to fix that.
  5. Trolling
    funfool got a reaction from duncan.britton in new funtoo home page   
    I am sorry guys, this new front page to funtoo with the guy yelling, does not work for me.
    If I was not already a funtoo user, I would run far and fast.
    Open the home page and yo u have sound turned on or headphones like I just did ...
    It just has the oposite effect that I would like the home page to represent.
    and this is just my humble opinion.
    I wonder how others feel.
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