This may sound crazy, but the thing I miss the most about Gentoo is its nice, pretty out of the box terminal. I do a lot of work from a good old shell, no matter what the OS. Even on Windows, I often whip out cmd to do basic file management. It is just much quicker and more efficient.As with any environment you spend a lot of time in, it is nice if it is easy on the eyes. Today, I got utterly and truly sick of Ubuntu's no-color prompt so I busted Daniel Robbins article "Prompt Magic" and built the following prompt:

PS1="${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\e[34;1m\u\e[0;1m@\e[32;1m\h:\e[0;1m\w\e[32;1m \$ \[\e[0m\]"
export PS1

The Debian chroot business is lifted from the default /etc/profile. This generates the following:

Imperfect, but much better.