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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: y Reply with quote

Y cant it be so easy like windows Vista :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows is easy, but it lets you remain in oblivious ignorance, giving you false perception you are able to use the computer properly, while
you might not posses any knowledge at all. Thus, when you eventually be presented with a problem you will not even know how to approach it,
since you have lived in deliberately created isolation since the system inception. Using Linux gives you the opportunity to learn.

If you find particular stage of installation really hard don't hesitate to ask here for *specific* help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking for easy, maybe Gentoo is the wrong distribution for you. You should give Ubuntu or Linux Mint a try. Should they still prove too difficult for you, stay with Windows or try OSX (you might need new hardware for that, though).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

number 1,

Welcome to Gentoo.

Is Windows Vista easy, I've never used it?

The answer to your question is in two parts.
First, with Windows, or any Linux binary distro, all of the decisions on how the install is put together have been made for you. You might not even know it!

Second, Once you have put in as many hours learning Gentoo as you have Windows, Gentoo will be easy to you too.

Gentoo is not really a Linux distro, its a set of tools that all Gentoo users use to make their own custom install, so every Gentoo install is different, unlike Windows, where installs are identical. You need to deal with the complexity of making your own Linux install, using the tools provided by Gentoo before you can use Gentoo productively but when you get to that stage, you know what you have got and have some idea why.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows is like junk food. It's fast, inexpensive, easy, and one day you wake up unable to walk or do anything for yourself realising you've done irreparable damage to yourself through no fault but your own laziness.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topicstarter can use Gentoo alongside with Windows, but it never will be easy as Windows :)
But it enough easy both with awesome documentation.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasta la Vista number 1.
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