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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:46 am    Post subject: gentoo wantabe Reply with quote

I'm a long time linux user (mepis,ubuntu,opensuse,xubuntu and my now beloved crunchbang) I'm finishing a new case made from an old case modded with a recycled stainless steel tampax dispenser (for new panels) mahogany hardwood inlay-ed in the front. Two 120mm fans on the top blowing up through a double radiator.
I tried to load gentoo before and it was just too much work but with this new computer I've built I'm committed to building a custom compiled gentoo with my beloved openbox . As before a bit overwhelming for a self taught amateur geek but looking forward to using gentoo's legendary forums many thanx
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome dove !

you'll soon be a advanced linux-user / geek compared to what you formerly knew

Enjoy your stay & Have fun ! :)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. you will have a lot of fun with Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx for welcome
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you need help with your box, just ask :P
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was considering crunchbang to put on my parents new laptop, but went with mint.

i get the feeling i should have at least tried it, as i really like *box, and both ubuntu and mint drive me nuts. but i'm writing a thesis and can't be bothered experimenting. i thought #! may have been a better compromise to my style, but would have been slightly further away from the parents' style ... and the customer is always right.

i like the vibe of the crunchbang forums, as well. #! not quite #1, though.

wouldn't mind hearing a comparison of #! and "gentoo-with-openbox", once you've come to grips with gentoo.

edit: and pics of this case, would be welcome, too!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crunchbang is so fast,stable the work to make gentoo is making me take pause. Crunchbang can be installed in a very short time and if you have backed up old conf. files ie; tint,conky,autostart,menus & I have a copy/paste (for terminal) cheatsheet I can have a fresh install and configured Crunchbang in around 2 hours. and yes the forums are the best
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crunchbang is a binary distro, of course in 2 hours you can have a working box.

It seems to be a pretty cool distro too :P
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