The next step in my minimalist computing journey. Enter Gentoo, my first source based GNU/Linux distro. Pre-packaged binaries, which is the approach most other (binary based) distros take, must often cater for the lowest common denominator to ensure packages can run on lots of differing setups out in the wild. On a source based distro, I can articulate my specific needs (USE flags on Gentoo) to finely tune the binaries to my system.