Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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Gentoo addicted!
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 19:52 UTC

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I've already tried Mandrake(actual Mandriva), SuSe, slackware, freebsd and actually using Gentoo. My thoughts are, Mandrake, and Suse for beguining, learning linux. Slackware simple, and powerfull linux but we then start to understand what are conf files, and some other things that we need to do manually. Freebsd is good but lack of hardware support, total control, and we need to know a little of what we are doing.
Gentoo, we learn how linux works, it's not easy but gives you total control, and for god sake read the documentation, and stop saying i can do that or this...
Arch is also good, i've recently installed it to a friend of mine i have no idiea if it's good or not.
Gentoo maybe it's not to ordinary persons but now that i'm used to it i can't leave him, emerge myself!!
The speed boost is good...

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RE: Gentoo addicted!
by aesiamun on Thu 6th Oct 2005 03:38 in reply to "Gentoo addicted!"
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2005-06-29

How do you learn how Linux works because you install Gentoo?

Do a LFS system and then you know how Linux works. Do the ./configure; make; make install dance everytime, then you know how linux works.

Don't install Gentoo...Gentoo is scripted, you learn nothing but how to work with gentoo. If you want to learn linux, build it from scratch...otherwise you just learn how to use your distro.

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