Hmmm... after a week of using Ubuntu, all I can say is, I can't stand it. Ok, I LOVE the installs, only takes a fraction of the time. HOWEVER, within a week, I've already hit many many quirks of apt-get. In fact, I've already run smack into a weird non-resolvable dependancy, after trying to install gstreamer-faad, (which btw, is NOT in the repositories, and required me to find my own package). I just don't understand why there is NOTHING out there that has any repositories NEARLY as comprehensive as gentoo?! I've tried Slackware. Linuxpackages.net was pretty good, but gnome support sucked, and still didn't have as many packages (audacity installed all weirdly, had ugly fonts, and didn't RECORD). I've tried FC3- beautiful install, but yum/rpm can go suck rocks; dependancy hell here I come
Is Archlinux any better?! One thing that I hate about gentoo is its horrible propensity to make unstable compiles; Why does ubuntu have a fully supported Gnome 2.10 system, while it's still hard masked under gentoo? I have a few inconsistencies, but the trouble of finding all the packages that are hard masked, and manually adding them to package.keywords and package.unmask is such a pain. What would really ROCK is if there's a distro that uses binary packages and has a package manager that's as complete and comprehensive as gentoo. Is that not a small request?