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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Great Article!
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 21:41 UTC

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I can't agree with you more and I'm very glad you've posted this article!

I tried almost all distro's out there and I always get back to Slack somehow, it's the best!

I tried Gentoo several times, I think about 5 times spending a couple of days each time to built it, and I'm not too lazy to read documentation.

I followed the docs step by step, starting from stage1 the first time, starting from 3 the second time, but I never got it to work as smoothley as slack does.

I think Gentoo sucks, Gentoo ain't Linux it's just 'another' OS.
Same thing goes for Ubuntu, I think it sucks too, I've ran it for a couple of weeks and everything works but it's different, I don't feel good when working in it.

I'm so used to Slackware with Dropline Gnome (running slack 10.2 with DLG 2.12.0 atm)I'll always stick to it and never will try that shit gentoo again.

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RE: Great Article!
by shuste73 on Wed 5th Oct 2005 22:08 in reply to "Great Article!"
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2005-10-05

This isn't the first time I tried Gentoo, actually. It's the first time to got to USE Gentoo.

My first try was a networkless install, which failed because the documentation was wrong, and I didn't know enough about Gentoo to get past this step. I also ran into a documentation error in the install that prompted this opinion piece, but I booted to the CD again and was able to find and fix the problem. Gentoo's docs haven't been very helpful for me.

For the record, I don't think Gentoo sucks, I just didn't like it. Nor did I ever say that it sucked (nor did I hurl insults, for that matter). I need to make that clear. Similarly, I don't think babaganoush sucks, I just don't like it. But my mother always told me, "How do you know if you don't like it ..."

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