, I have to disagree. It's not off topic, but wasn't properly connected to the topic with enough explanation :P+Matthew Summers
and +Greg Kroah-Hartman
Gentoo, unlike many other distros, has the capacity to be built to run on just about any hardware ever made. However, it's community tends to be geared towards thinking that it should only be for highly knowledgable individuals. Anyone who wants to make it more usable for common folk get shut down, immediately.
Then comes the nasty issue of what to do with closed software that only has .rpm or .deb versions(not my main point).
It can fix issues that interfere with linux being ready for the desktop, in ways no other distro can, but it brings in place a whole slew of other technical skill requirements .
Sabayon, from what I understand... I haven't used it first hand, attempts to bridge between gentoo and generic users, but does a very bad job at it, and doesn't have a massive software hub backing it.
I thought this was a thread about how linux isn't ready for the desktop, and how currently only high technical users can make it have work arounds for specific issues? I guess if my comment was considered off topic, then I obviously have no idea what the topic is (and I read the whole article)