Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2008 20:32 UTC, submitted by Excel Hearts Choi
Gentoo Daniel Robbins, original creator of the Gentoo project, offers a solution to fix the recent leadership crisis at Gentoo: "I have received permission from my employer to return and serve as President of the Gentoo Foundation, renew its charter, and then work in some capacity to help to get Gentoo going in the right direction from a legal, community and technical perspective."
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RE[3]: I hope this works out
by sbergman27 on Sun 13th Jan 2008 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I hope this works out"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

On the other hand, when things get confusing and technical, I've seen links on the Ubuntu forums to Gentoo documentation.




I do not think that anyone would find fault with Gentoo documentation. But when things get confusing and technical, Ubuntu makes it less confusing and technical, whereas Gentoo just writes even *more* documentation. The best documentation is that which is never needed because the software explains itself. This is not to say that one could not point to a a zillion (but declining) things in Ubuntu that *are* more confusing than they should be. But if so, one could probably point to 10 zillion in Gentoo. I'm sure Gentoo is great for people who want to learn about all the nuts and bolts. But they are really two completely different distributions for two completely different kinds of people.

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RE[4]: I hope this works out
by zlynx on Mon 14th Jan 2008 15:27 in reply to "RE[3]: I hope this works out"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

It depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you want to get your disk formatted so you can install, a ext3 format wizard is great.

If you want to learn about filesystems, partitions, RAID, LVM and encryption and how to pick the best options, then you need full technical documentation.

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