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doalwa
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:44 pm    Post subject: I'm back....yet again! Reply with quote

Hey everybody,

every few years it seems like Gentoo manages to pull me back into the fold.

My employer is decommissioning a bunch of old Dell laptops, mainly Latitudes E6430 and E6440 machines.

I couldn't let perfectly capable hardware go to scrap though and managed to procure a rather nice Latitude E6430
for my own personal use.

As for the operating system? Well, Gentoo of course!

It's been a few years since I've last played with Gentoo and I have to say: Thanks to the awesome documentation and
awesome built-in tools like Genkernel I had Gentoo running inlcuding Plasma in less than a day.

So far, everything works great including 3D accleration with the on-board Intel onboard GPU. Half Life 2 at least runs buttery smooth and
what more can anybody really ask for.

Opted for the good, old OpenRC based install, still unsure about SystemD..even though I grew to kinda like it on a couple of Debian
and Ubuntu servers I administer.

I opted to install several packages, including Steam and Spotify, using flatpak...I hope this isn't frowned upon in the community.

Anyway, just wanted to say that it feels good to dable with Gentoo again...it's been an on-off relationship since 2003 but in the end..it's still the
best g'damn distribution out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome back :)

and have fun with Gentoo 8)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! It's really nice to hear the efforts with improving docs are paying off too.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what happened in the computing world. A few of us have just returned...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, it's just the sense of freedom and choice Linux and Gentoo in particular provides.

Modern day Mac OS and Windows are turning into ever more closely guarded walled gardens...getting
back into Gentoo is like a breath of fresh air and a reminder of how things used to be.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
what happened in the computing world. A few of us have just returned...
The computing world? Were you in a cave? For how long?

CPUs performing predictions have had multiple major security flaws. After initially raising pitchforks, the crowd dispersed to the next outrage.

Rusticrucians are eager to help you achieve enlightenment by suggesting you translate your codes.

Apple released its own CPU. Fans are excited about it and can't imagine living without Apple.

Microsoft took off its sheep costume. Some people seemed genuinely surprised.

Both Gentoo and BSD are about to die any day now.

Some things haven't changed. vi is still better than emacs.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
...vi is still better than emacs.
Them's fightin' words! ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doalwa wrote:
For me, it's just the sense of freedom and choice Linux and Gentoo in particular provides.

Modern day Mac OS and Windows are turning into ever more closely guarded walled gardens...getting
back into Gentoo is like a breath of fresh air and a reminder of how things used to be.


pjp said gentoo (and bsd) will die any day now. Guess I am going down with the ship.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper,

The demise of Gentoo has been a topic on the forums for the last 20 years.
It won't happen while its being debated. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
juniper,

The demise of Gentoo has been a topic on the forums for the last 20 years.
It won't happen while its being debated. :)


Ha ha. Seems to work just fine!

We'll see how it goes. Looking for a new distro from ubuntu. either gentoo or arch. never used arch. Used gentoo 12 years ago. Works well so far.
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