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 docs are great...
by on Thu 6th Oct 2005 03:55 UTC

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I don't know what this guy is smoking, the gentoo docs are some of the best I've ever read. They practically hold your hand going through an entire install, explaining every step of the way. They aren't hidden either. Why did he have to use google to find the documentation? Theres a link at the top of the gentoo page clearly labeled "docs". There is clearly an "installation related" docs section and at the top of the installation section is a link to the handbook. How hard is that? Seems pretty logical and clear to me.

He obviously did not do any research about the gentoo distribution before he started because he seems to expect a completely built system with bells and whistles after chrooting into his new environment. Gentoo is about choice and deciding what exactly is installed, including choice of desktop environment. Gentoo does not make any assumptions about the user's tastes which is the great thing about it. If he's going to try gentoo, he should at least put some effort into reading the documentation and understanding what gentoo is all about instead of showing his ignorance.

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