ThisGUY wrote:So does Geento even support Binary packages is there any way to get them in pure Geento?
It's 'Gentoo', not 'Geento'. Yes, 'pure' Gentoo does support binary packages, although Gentoo users generally don't bother with them because the whole point of a source-based distribution is that you compile the package on your machine so that it is optimised for your specific machine. You'll find a few binary packages in the Gentoo repositories, though, such as www-client/firefox-bin
as those take a long time to build on older machines. Even on my Core i7 laptop app-office/libreoffice
can take around 1.5 hours to build, so some Gentoo users prefer to install app-office/libreoffice-bin instead. SL, on the other hand, is a binary distribution, so, by definition, all the packages are pre-compiled. In Gentoo, app-office/libreoffice is a source package; in SL app-office/libreoffice is a binary package (which is why the package app-office/libreoffice-bin would be pointless in SL and is therefore not available in the SL repositories).
ThisGUY wrote:So this Os is not very stable?
and updates are every week?
Define 'stable'. I find SL stable on the machines I'm running it on. I'm using the main repositories (the different types are defined in the Package Repositories section in the SL Wiki article Entropy
) and am sticking with OpenRC rather than systemd (SL gives you the choice of using either init system), and find it very stable. SL is based on the Testing (a.k.a. Unstable) Branch of Gentoo, so, by definition, it will be less stable than the Stable Branch of Gentoo. The SL developers label SL as a 'bleeding-edge distribution' but, actually, it is less bleeding-edge in some areas and more so in others. It's actually quite conservative in some areas, which is why you'll see some posts requesting package bumps in these forums.
ThisGUY wrote:Might give a quick spin but ISOs are kind of well...Big....
I recommend the Xfce edition of SL. See my blog (link in my signature) for a few posts with tips on using Xfce in SL. I find Xfce very usable these days, without the bloat of KDE and GNOME but with all the applications I want on my home machines.