Batch 3 DIY reporting in! I’ve been charged, and – fingers crossed – my Framework Laptop should arrive next week.
I’m very excited to install Linux as my primary OS. I’ve been considering options for distros while I wait. I had been leaning towards Arch for most of this time (and got some good practice in installing to VM’s, USB stick). I really dig the Arch wiki and rolling release system.
I’m now strongly considering Gentoo Linux. The main reason I am considering this is to improve my understanding of how to put together a Linux system, but also because I appreciate the minimalism and customization that Gentoo seems to offer.
Here are my questions:
- Could anyone speak to their experience installing and using Gentoo on the Framework as a daily driver? (Any major known issues?)
- Is this a good choice given my reasons?
- Would the i7-1165G7 support fast compilation times with Portage? Would I be looking at minutes, hours, or days to compile something like Firefox?
Thanks for reading!