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Postby zaeemarshad » Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:01 am

as far as the installation of gentoo is concerned it can take many forms. u can install a precompiled system, a semicompiled, and a on-the-spot compile system. In a review at linuxelectrons, the reviewer stated that it took him 16 hours to compile a working system with gnome only. u can have more info at

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/h ... xml?part=1

As regards a monolithic and modular kernel, i remember reading emails of linus torvalds and andrew tenanbaum regarding the type of kernel to use. Linus was always in favour of modular kernel while Tanenbaum preferred the monolithic approach.

IMHO, monolithic kernels have a large footprint that can consume too much memory and may i say usurp memory whereas modules are inserted and removed on per-need basis which allows for a smaller footprint. u may prefer monolithic kernel for embedded devices but for all others modular kernels should be used. they allow for expansion and dont consume precious resources.

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Postby newbie » Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:49 am

gentoo , LFS , arch , vector ,Slackware all are fast .

but the most fastest OS i have ever seen is FreeBSD 5.1. its amazing
its compiling speed , booting speed and disk writing, reading speed is awesome.

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