Re: Which Linux Distubtion do you use..

Walter Mitty said something like a ...

> All Linux is compiled from source. What do you mean?

Fine question. Some distros are binary-based and others by source.
Source-built systems, e.g. my Gentoo, is compiled for this machine
specifically. Since the code is for this setup, the code can be leaner as
it is not required to be a "One size fits all" install.

> There is rarely much speed improvement to be made by compiling your
> own kernel IMO.

Dunno about your kernels but mine are <1.7 MB with only 5 modules running
and 32 procs at CLI.
You don't skateboard?
What worthwhile thing are you doing !?

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