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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: I love Gentoo Reply with quote

Was forced to install ubuntu on a new computer about a year ago.....after being a gentoo user for a number of years...it was hell. :twisted:

Installed gentoo again today....

soooo much better,

I have a minimal install as previously no kde, no gnome just

xorg, xdm, icewm and other apps i use

no clutter, no fuss, things just work straight away.

I've done many installs before but I found the install easy and documentation good....all went smoothly.

Like being in heaven!!!

Long live the gentoo penguin lol! :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I tried Ubuntu last year on a work laptop; couldn't wait to get back to Gentoo. Ain't it great? :-)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" should be the Gentoo motto/slogan.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: I love Gentoo Reply with quote

Agree on both counts.

i shouldn't be too hard on ubuntu -- its just that Gentoo does what i want and very well!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

durian wrote:
"You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" should be the Gentoo motto/slogan.

-peter


very true. I just got really pissed at gentoo about 30 seconds ago (why is revdep-rebuilt not a part of the baselayout/portage if ebuilds ask you to run it so much?) but I know even if I go and change distros and reinstall linux, for some damn reason I will be back using gentoo.... probably complaining the whole way....

funny, I never complained when I used slackware, yet I always come back to gentoo.

gentoo is like an abusive spouse. "he just hits me because he loves me..."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tridy wrote:
I have a minimal install as previously no kde, no gnome just

xorg, xdm, icewm and other apps i use

no clutter, no fuss, things just work straight away.

That sounds like mine, except I use openbox or dwm in place of icewm and I don't use xdm. :)


shickapooka800 wrote:
funny, I never complained when I used slackware, yet I always come back to gentoo.

Slackware is kind of fun but I have gotten rather used to all the nice tools Gentoo provides (and the brilliant configuration files under /etc/portage). 8)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No muss?
Jeeze... I end up playing with emerge until I have thousands of packages installed, all on ~x86 and with svn/cvs repositories and I end up demolishing myself.. (usually takes about 2 years before it falls apart)...

However, i do LOVE gentoo --- everything is there, everything is so simple, Gentoo FTW
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

durian wrote:
"You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" should be the Gentoo motto/slogan.

-peter

Agreed. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedSquirrel wrote:

That sounds like mine, except I use openbox or dwm in place of icewm and I don't use xdm. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IceWM here too - light and fast, just in Gentoo way :-)

Best distro ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hands just feel all kinds of dirty after typing in ubuntu.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have only been using gentoo a short time but i must say i love it too - once you get your head around a few things its not bad to use, even a stage3 install is easy (after the 10th time!! ;))
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best thing to do with Gentoo is to read the documentation before doing something during the installation and everything will be fine :P
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
The best thing to do with Gentoo is to read the documentation before doing something during the installation and everything will be fine :P

RTFM, you mean. :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

gentoo is like an abusive spouse. "he just hits me because he loves me..."


Awesome
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Newbie wrote:
d2_racing wrote:
The best thing to do with Gentoo is to read the documentation before doing something during the installation and everything will be fine :P

RTFM, you mean. :lol:


Yeah, but since we are not using Debian, I cannot say this on the Gentoo forum :P
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me 2 i love gentoo =]=]=]=]=]=]=]=] with fluxbox =]=]=]=]
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do love gentoo, BUT, I shall be keeping Ubuntu on my mother's laptop

for you see she is 65 years old, and this is a laptop I gave her.

Gentoo will be on every desktop/laptop I intend to use for myself.
But when giving a laptop to my 65 year old mother, had to opt for Ubuntu. I need her to be able to use it without calling me all the damn time to fix something :)

Apples and oranges. Hopefully nobody thinks I'm flaming gentoo - if you see my other posts, far from it. Again, remember, 65 year old grandma with no tech savvy whatsoever "now mom, your linking consistency is off, I need you to...ok, go to Applications, Accessories, Root Terminal. Ok, now in that black box type 'romeo echo victor, hyphen, romeo echo bravo uniform indigo lima delta', and tell me what it says"

I still feel much safer having her on that, than I would having her using her old Windows 2000 desktop.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
Yeah, but since we are not using Debian, I cannot say this on the Gentoo forum :P

Hahahahah, good one. :lol:


Me too, I tried 'em all., and I only love Gentooing. :D :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo is unique and my box too, because I sure that I'm the only one that use a certain set of Use flags and so on :P
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed Jaunty Jackalope(jesus those names :D ) on my one hard drive couple of days ago just for curiosity.

Now it just sits there..unused..Ubuntu is boring! Should do " mount /dev/sda /mnt/ubuntu && cd /mnt/ubuntu && rm -rf *" right away :?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well my nix way (as my basic system) was (after 9 years with windows) ubuntu, debian, archlinux, gentoo, freebsd, gentoo :)

U see, Gentoo wins. It's not about speed, It's not about march optimalization. It is about freedom. It is about configuration and about building system exactly how I want. And all is very easy. I love it. I love portage, I love use flags, I love ebuilds, I love Linux :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cach0rr0 wrote:
I do love gentoo, BUT, I shall be keeping Ubuntu on my mother's laptop

for you see she is 65 years old, and this is a laptop I gave her.

Gentoo will be on every desktop/laptop I intend to use for myself.
But when giving a laptop to my 65 year old mother, had to opt for Ubuntu. I need her to be able to use it without calling me all the damn time to fix something :)

Apples and oranges. Hopefully nobody thinks I'm flaming gentoo - if you see my other posts, far from it. Again, remember, 65 year old grandma with no tech savvy whatsoever "now mom, your linking consistency is off, I need you to...ok, go to Applications, Accessories, Root Terminal. Ok, now in that black box type 'romeo echo victor, hyphen, romeo echo bravo uniform indigo lima delta', and tell me what it says"

I still feel much safer having her on that, than I would having her using her old Windows 2000 desktop.


I have here a laptop with Xubuntu on ext4, as I had ext4 with the other desktop and Gentoo installed. They both use 2.6.29 at the moment, except of Gentoo patches and Ubuntu patches of course.

On Gentoo I never ever had problems with the filesystem.

On Xubuntu, sometimes inodes are completely wrong and direct to wrong files after copy. larger files get corrupted during copy. This makes the system freeze often e.g. during empty of the wastebasket and so on and so on...

I just moved and as soon as my new landlord has the wireless router (I begged him to install) in place I'll install Gentoo again...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cach0rr0 wrote:
Ok, now in that black box type 'romeo echo victor, hyphen, romeo echo bravo uniform indigo lima delta', and tell me what it says"

Code:

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-bash: REV-REBUILD: command not found
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Since i first installed Gentoo (i think it was 2004/2005) i completely fell in love with it :-) Comming from SuSE it was a great relief hot having YaST (their setup tool) undoing every change i made to config files myself and forcing you to do it the YaST way anyway.

A few months ago on a GNU/Linux meeting i ran a ubuntu Live CD to show it to some new people who wanted to know a few details we couldn't figure out otherwise. I hated it from the moment it booted.
- I could not see boot messages (Silly splash screens to "hide the difficulty")
- It assumed i wanted non-free drivers for wifi, which i don't (and which i don't need with an up-to-date Gentoo)
- It activated compiz
- And after all i found it much more difficult to figure out how to make some settings in their "easy" GUI's than it is with the normal config files

In paranoia mode (in which i usually am :-) ), i could not trust my on-disk gentoo install anymore. Closed software (so that's untrusted code) has ran on kernel level, so technically it could have done anything to my gentoo installation without telling me. In the end i ended up donig an emerge -e world, build a new kernel and reinstalled grub, i guess that's enough :-)

Gentoo will be my distro of choice until it dies (which i expect it'll never do :-) ).

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