I just wanted to say that I have been flirting with using linux for some time, I tried out redhat 9 and mandrake a couple of years ago, and also tried fedora and knoppix. But nothing ever stuck for me, and i viewed it in the end as a good learning experience to aquinte myself with the linux os. I just did not see any real advantages at the time using thoose distros.
Then a couple of weeks ago I decided I needed a new challange, I was playing around with a knoppix cd for network security and it got me thinking about linux again.
So I started reading up on the distros availible. And I stubbled apon Gentoo.
Now this is what i was looking for. No fluf, no installer, AMD64, compile it all (just what you need) attitude.
I read through the installation manual and had it up and running in half a day. This is what I was looking for. I am in no way a linux guru and i have alot of learning to do, but this is perfect. I think the reason the other distros (that i tried) did not catch my attention is that they did not feel like they offered any real control more then windows.
I am giong to start looking into my options for carpc linux, (I imagine the whole portage thing is perfect for it) and i might shoot some general questions at you guys as well.
this is cool, I have to take a look at what you guys have been developing in the forum software wise.