@profoundlynerdy In terms of this particular point: simplicity and reliability. You just add the name and password to a file and you're done. Apart from anything else, I could never remember the options for the nmcli tool!
I'm a big fan of Gentoo for much the same reason. It doesn't force all of this systemd related crap down your throat.
@haircode Yeah, the solution to that problem is to have another machine that just builds optimized binaries for the laptop. As I understand it, it's not actually all that hard to setup, but I've never done it.
The only time I've run into issues has been compiling browser engines which can take 32-64 GB of RAM to compile. That's a serious failure to optimize compile time, period. That's the coder's fault, not Gentoo's problem.
@profoundlynerdy Yeah, good points. If I could find a pragmatic method to handle the monster binaries, I'd definitely look again at Gentoo.
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