Cliff Moon on 20 Aug 2007 02:51:38 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Which Linux distro?

+1 for gentoo.  You will pay a high price up front in terms of anguish,
frustration, and waiting.  But if you can get past the dip and stick
with it, you'll know a hell of a lot more about how linux works.

Mat Schaffer wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Nick Romanowski wrote:
>> i'm looking to grit my teeth into the world of Linux at the same time
>> i'm learning Rails... i've been developing apps using Locomotive on
>> my Mac to learn Rails and now i'm looking to get a "slice" on
>> SliceHost to work on deployment and such.
>> What is the best distro of Linux to use for Rails (and non-Rails)
>> hosting?  Any opinions are appreciated.
> For a VPS I really love gentoo.  I find it's got a really rich CLI
> compared to other distros and makes good use of ANSI color to make
> important information obvious.  Also the "start from scratch" approach
> seems like it keeps disk usage down.  Haven't done any serious
> comparisons on that front though, and it's certainly not for everybody.
> -Mat
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