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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Just Works eh?
by on Thu 6th Oct 2005 00:10 UTC

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Getting sick of this "Just Works" crap. Nothing just works. If it just works now it won't later on. Seriously, I don't want to hear it anymore. Computers don't just work. Some people need to learn how to read and learn how to use things properly otherwise fix it yourselves.

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RE: Just Works eh?
by on Thu 6th Oct 2005 00:42 in reply to "Just Works eh?"
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you should remove the distributer or fuel injection on your can and install a dynamo handcrank instead.

you should also remove all gas powered appliances and cook over fire.

The next time you use a cellphone, beat yourself over the head with it--you're a caveman. The rest of the planet is moving to GUI interfaces for EVERYTHING THAT AN END USER MIGHT HAVE TO INTERFACE WITH.

Installing packages should be as easy as picking what candy I want out of a vending machine. You say COMPILING IS TEH FASTER: Show me benchmarks that show compiling your system gives you a more than 10% gain before you begin spouting "it feels faster." It feels faster because you haven't installed any apps on it yet.

The DAY Gentoo gets a GUI installer (even if it still compiles from source) will be the day people like you stop using it and begin to use, maybe BYFS since that too has a CLI installer that is utter crap.

Labor saving devices like computers sound like they take the "fun" [work] out of day to day tasks, I suggest you go back to using an abacus and slide-rule.

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RE[2]: Just Works eh?
by DigitalAxis on Thu 6th Oct 2005 05:12 in reply to "RE: Just Works eh?"
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2005-08-28

It has one now. In beta, though.

I would like to know why you think Gentoo shouldn't be allowed to exist. I mean, there does seem to be SOME sort of market for a highly customizeable, tuneable Linux system. There ARE people who use it.

It's definitely not for people who don't want to have to poke around in .config files though. Gentoo is designed for the other side of 'just works', which is 'works the way I want it to'. And yes, getting that set up takes a heck of a lot of time. That's why I switched to Ubuntu after a year of using Gentoo. I don't see this as a flaw with Gentoo; Gentoo does what it's supposed to (give or take). I just didn't like it any more.

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