i'm still not quite clear on how much of an "obstacle" entropy may be if opting for a portage only approach for setting up and maintaining sabayon.. i suppose some things can only be learned by doing (and failing)
.. not being sarcastic, for example, even if i sort of know how would i mix different branches of debian (happy birthday!!), semi intuitively, from experience, i don't think that i could easily explain it in this form..
anyway.. like i have partially learned through this discussion: viewtopic.php?f=86&t=30542
and reading through some online documentation of both sabayon and gentoo (only beginning to find my way) i have, in theory, concluded that if the whole system (world in the portage meaning) is set up and updated via portage, default applications (such as chromium or gimp) obviously included, the sabayon practically becomes gentoo with preset useflags and the tree and all that good stuff that i'm only beginning to wrap my head around.. taken that one doesn't use entropy.. ever..
my question, in a wider sense of the word, for those still with me (i thank you and apologize simultaneously
) if that is indeed so?? i have dedicated this sunday (august the eighteenth) for two sabayon installs, the whole day, and more if needed (more thinking of compiling stuff now) with a plan to have two usable workstations on monday to run blender on mostly.. i would go with an all portage system perhaps.. do not mind the time and processing power required.. and as i understand, this would mean that i'd be "tracking" gentoo, right?? as in, the weekly updates and such only concern entropy?? i have used arch for a (little) while and i found it to be a nice toy (in a good way, a didactic, very educational toy) but a poor workstation operating system (for my needs and mostly defined by my level of involvement with it's community and motivation to follow all the signs necessary for it's maintenance) and i wouldn't like to replicate a comparable user experience with sabayon turned gentoo (not comparing arch and gentoo here, only the need for attention that the system needs to be rolled well enough to be useful as a solid workstation os, with arch i (emphasis on i) did not find that, with gentoo i haven't got a slightest idea what to expect apart from known urban legends).. so i'm here suffocating the good readers of the post and browsing around a lot to find out as much as i can about this, for me still new side of gnu/ linux in order to prepare myself for, hopefully successfully putting it to use in the times to come (planning to do five projects, industrial design and it's presentation, on top of a sabayon powered system) appreciating any piece of advice anyone who has experience with the one or both system, no expectations, simply trying to increase my awareness of what am i getting in the ring with prior to engaging it, considering strategies.. if someone feels like adding some piece of information (i have already learned a lot from the kind people here in the last couple of days) they have my gratitude and appreciation..
have a good weekend all..