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Caladon
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: My first topic Reply with quote

Dear Gentoo ricers I'm pretty happy with the Gentoo distro.

And don't belittle the achievements of your cousins such as the mighty Ubuntu or Arch for that matter. Somehow I never got the hang on Arch but I'm sure it has some good points.

Anyway thanks to those distros i did get some curiousity for this enigma known as Gentoo and burned at first a Live-CD just to see what it was like.

At present I got one harddrive with Gentoo distro with kms ATI support for doing mundane stuff like looking for latest news and deskjob another with fglrx ATI support for gaming and on the third there's Ubuntu for a little bit of everything.

But it has been one hell of a bumpy ride and I've enjoyed every bit of it.

The compile times can get long but going root and emerge some nice programs;init 0 and then get on with my daily business is my best friend atm.

Now I just gotta smile and be pleased and keep myself from breaking stuff on purpose to ease the tedium.
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Thistled
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caladon

Welcome to Gentoo!

We also look forward to you breaking your box. lol.
One thing is for sure, it has happened to all of us at some point, but once you gain the knowledge and power (mwha ha ha ha)
there is no turning back.
Arch is Gentoo based so you have probably had some insight into what is ahead of you anyway..

Njoy your new distro, and rest assured, if it screws up, you have the best documentation for a Linux flavour, and a forum that will
help you get out of a hole, no matter how big.

Happy compiling.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caladon,

Its far safer for your own Gentoo to post here and fix other peoples Gentoo than to break your own, just so you can fix it.

Everyone is somebody elses expert. Keep in mind "an expert is someone who knows more than you do."
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thistled wrote:
Caladon

Welcome to Gentoo!

We also look forward to you breaking your box. lol.
One thing is for sure, it has happened to all of us at some point, but once you gain the knowledge and power (mwha ha ha ha)
there is no turning back.
Arch is Gentoo based so you have probably had some insight into what is ahead of you anyway..

Njoy your new distro, and rest assured, if it screws up, you have the best documentation for a Linux flavour, and a forum that will
help you get out of a hole, no matter how big.

Happy compiling.

Arch is Gentoo based? Are you sure?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is not - at least according to distrowatch
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's funny, because when you first install Arch and boot up, shortly after Grub loads and the system starts to do it's init thingy,
it says it is Gentoo. Pretty sure it did.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok so perhaps I am getting mixed up with Sabayon.
But I do know Arch can be built from source like Gentoo.
In saying that, so can many flavours probably.
Oh well, think I will crawl back under my stone now.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both Gentoo and Arch is bit Linux and that is in common. And they go on rolling release and got that in common. But they are different flavors. No idea not big on being a techie.

Neddyseagoon gives fair warning. I did have a bad habit of breaking my toys. The good thing about Gentoo is it's delivered in pieces so you just can't go wrong.
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