Nicholast Petreley is a Gentoo convert. When I started posting about Gentoo, I said that it was the first flavor of Linux that I was able to live with and not utterly destroy after some period of time. That remains the case. I have two Gentoo boxes that have been up and running since last September, and I haven’t had to give up and reinstall on either of them. I got Apache and PHP into a somewhat horrid state on my development server, but I managed to recover.