Bapabooiee wrote:No, I'm not asking a question here... but I would just like to give a suggestion.
Methinks the website's frontpage UI needs a little bit of changing. Having learned about this distro some 30 minutes ago, I found myself on this website's frontpage - wondering "what the hell is this distro all about? There's absolutely no information about it anywhere".
But lo and behold, after some searching, I noticed there was a 'Wiki' section underneath the 'Communicate' drop-down menu. Not very intuitive at all.
mbsnr wrote:Fitzcarraldo - Yes something along those lines. At first I didn't know why it took nearly an hour for my netbook to download and install 300 updates! Now I think I understand that it's due to the slow processor having to compile the source code or is it? I'm still not quite sure I understand this. I used Sulfur which is the GUI for Entropy right? - the binary package manager so this is just installation of the packages and no compiling???
dunsurfin wrote:As you used sulfur (the gui for entropy) they would be binary packages and the hour is just the time taken to download and install them all. A faster processor and faster connection would help but if you'd been compiling from source (using portage) you'd probably have taken nearer to 24 hours!
mbsnr wrote:Again this is completely different from the other linux's I've used - and when I say different I really mean slower. Quite noticeably so.
Fitzcarraldo wrote:Are you sure about that? Using the binary package manager Entropy is, in essence, the same as a binary package manager such as APT on a distribution such as Ubuntu. Equo is equivalent (similar) to apt-get; Sulfur is equivalent (similar) to Synaptic. If you had to download 300 updated packages in Ubuntu or another binary distribution it would takes ages too. For example, a few months ago I did a big update using Synaptic in PCLinuxOS (over 600 packages), which I think is an excellent distribution, and it took several hours. Equo is actually quite fast in my experience, although it of course depends on the bandwidth of your Internet connection.
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