@DutchDaemon I'm compiling once in a while with the help of ccache on one machine and distribute it to the laptop etc.
braveduck said:Gentoo rocks - portage is very much like FreeBSD's ports
Weinter said:OK OK I know ALL of us LOVE BSD
But I am sure you all played with Linux before conversion?
So which is your favourite?
darkstar said:I love Slackware Linux, Because it almost similiar with FreeBSD, and sometimes i still use it.
hugo said:Not necessarily, I know at least one person that got started with FreeBSD
Using ports on a desktop/laptop sounds like overkill to me. I will only use ports on heavy servers where I need the extra edge of compiling in a certain way. On the desktop, I use packages 95% of the time (I will use a port if I need a quick security upgrade, or if I just don't want to wait for new functionality).
My latest laptop was up and running in 1.5 hours (STABLE compiled + 478 installed packages, X11/windowmaker). If it takes more time, you're doing it the wrong way.
By the way: GenToo and FreeBSD, while 'alike in spirit', are still very different beasts. I don't think a less-than-optimal experience with GT has any reflection on BSD (one of my colleagues ditched GT for BSD, and he couldn't be happier).