The problem with using a fringe distribution of Linux is that you never know when someone is going to decide that it’s not quite fringe enough, and fork it. Thus, some Gentoo participants have decided to break off and create a new distribution, called Zynot. The goal is to make Gentoo more suitable for embedded and enterprise software development, which is a pretty decent reason for a fork. (Gentoo seems heavily aimed at the desktop to me.) Anyway, I like Gentoo pretty well and I hope this new division doesn’t screw things up.