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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by on Sun 9th Oct 2005 03:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: all"

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I didn't want to interact with Gentoo as much as I had to. I did expect to learn a bit about Gentoo - and I did; I said I left a lot out of the article - it WAS over the course of three days that I fiddled with the OS - but I DID manage to get a lot of "non-goals" working on Gentoo, and I DID manage to learn a lot about Gentoo. I completely understood that Gentoo would be different than other OSs I've used. However, at every turn, I had to go back to the documentation, and it wasn't always so easy to find what I was looking for in the documentation.

Gentoo has to be easier to use - because of its very own, self-proclaimed philosophy of not getting in the way, not because I'm a Slackware user and have different expectations/experiences. Which is a point that I think I failed to convey to my readers. I'll work on it.

And now, THIS one is a rational, easy to understood argument. As a Gentoo user and not a zealot, I completely agree with you, as the very similar experience happened to me and sometimes happens to other Gentoo users as well.

Should your article end with such a point, you'd get A LOT MORE positive feedback. Insulting people is never considered nice, and to be honest, that's exactly what you did. So, my first reply was also not as nice as it could be. But after reading the above comment of yours I think I'll give you a +1 ;-)

Gentoo user,
Sir No

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