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 is not for everyone... really!
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 08:12 UTC

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You, my dear Steve Husted, always return to Slack.
Good for you.
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Now go and use your OS. Go on. Shoo!
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Sorry for this, but I couldn't resist :-)))))
/ he just asked for it :lol: /

Now, how many times does it need to be said: Gentoo is a Linux METADISTRIBUTION. It's just a bunch of tools to create your own version of Linux. Unique.

It's just not for everyone. Tinkerers welcome.
And for "it-should-better-work-out-of-the-box" people: please, by the God's sake, please find yourself ANOTHER distribution. Please? Pretty please?

Maybe it should be stated at the very beginning of the Gentoo docs. In big, red letters (sorry for screaming):

WARNING:
IF YOU USE GENTOO, BE PREPARED THAT HOW THIS SYSTEM IS GOING TO WORK IS COMPLETELY UP TO YOU. IT REFLECTS A LOT OF ITS USER'S SKILLS AND WILLINGNESS TO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM'S INNER WORKINGS.

In other words: if you really want to LEARN and FIX problems that WILL arise, then use Gentoo. If you want someone else (developers, distributor) to do all the dirty work like compiling, configuring and setting the defaults, do yourself a favor and use a prepackaged, polished, ready-to-use distribution.

This way you'll save yourself a bit of disappointment and save Gentoo users from your rants.

And starting with a stage1 instead of stage3 is really a dumb idea. You'll wait unnecessarily long, and the end result will be REALLY no better than stage1.

// If anyone read up to this place, then big tkans
// for your attention!

Gentoo user since 2003,
Sir No

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