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Before today I thought that and gives you deep understanding of how Linux works. I was wrong. gives you deeper understanding of how things work there.

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@alexcleac

> Before today I thought that #ArchLinux and #Gentoo gives you deep understanding of how Linux works. I was wrong. #Alpine gives you deeper understanding of how things work there.

I was 99% sure that this was going to end with #linuxFromScratch instead of Alpine. Interesting.

@codesections yeah, linux from scratch is really the deepest depth available, however I am particularly happy with Alpine. It really feels to give great understanding, without need to build everything yourself

@alexcleac

> yeah, linux from scratch is really the deepest depth available, however I am particularly happy with Alpine. It really feels to give great understanding, without need to build everything yourself

yeah, that's about how I've felt about #void (which has a fair few similarities to #alpine, for that matter)

@codesections @alexcleac In all honesty I am not aware but a guess is that Arch, Gentoo, Void and Alpine will give you a different "deep" understandings of Linux. They are all down at a lever where the user in reality chose the path on what to learn.

@alexcleac @codesections I think the deepest understanding of Linux is something you get from contributing to a Linux distribution. No matter if it's arch, alpine, gentoo or Ubuntu. I would even argue that a contributor to Ubuntu at least for more popular packages gets a better understanding due to the required generalization, than users of arch or gentoo. But of course you might think very different about this and that's fine.

@sheogorath @alexcleac @codesections I think alexcleac talks about the way the general user experience gives...

...and it also depends on what kind of contribution you do. I have packed debs and cant say that it gave me much... except that it was overly cumbersome compared to some other distros solutions.

@sheogorath @codesections

It's a curious point, however, I'd rather say that about core contributors of distributions, who build the distro itself.

As for Alpine, it just sometimes require from you soms manual work that is not clear enough sometimes how to do if you don't understand how it works under the hood

@alexcleac I use Arch because it's simple with up to date packages.

@alexcleac
What leads you to think that? Not contradicting you, just curious about what aspects you're thinking of when making that affirmation

@kiri I think it is more related to how tooling is built and how and how much thought process does involve the installation process. When installing Arch and Gentoo, most of thinking I did was answering the question "which software", but here most of decisions were "how do I make it the way I want"

@alexcleac I see. That does sound interesting. I've actually been interested in trying it out for a few weeks now!

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