Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Five Years of Gentoo — A Thank You
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo Chat
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 28 Feb 2010
Posts: 1007
Location: Here and Away Again

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Five Years of Gentoo — A Thank You Reply with quote

I am not one to care for post numbers, but I happened to notice that I'm creeping towards four digits here, so I figured why not use my one thousandth post just to say thanks to the community, as well as to Gentoo itself as a whole, for being there, with its problems and all.

It will soon be five years from when I joined these forums, and I think it already might be at around or past that for my first experiments with installing my Gentoo. Five years and a thousand posts certainly isn't much (about 0.02% of total / 0.51 posts per day), but I guess it isn't exactly little, either. Most of them (I think) have been to provide the little support I can to the other users. (I forget if deleted posts count; I often report spam and such, so I might be well over 1000 at the time of writing already. Search found 1004 matches.)

I sincerely hope at least some of them have been of some use to some users!

Going forward, I would like to do even more, but I've been lacking energy a lot, and sleeping most of the time (or at least it feels like I am, and I'm never feeling refreshed, only tired and sleepy). Not sure what I could even do, had I the energy.

I'm still using my first successful install on my main machine, which I recently moved from an HDD to an SSD. Due to the nature of Gentoo, it might be a bit odd to think of it as the same install after all this time, but it just is! Furthermore, I consider Gentoo to be my first Linux experience, even though I did a couple of Ubuntu installs before it, of which I didn't make any real use out of. It was kind of... boring, I maybe guess, and I wanted to get more intimate about it all. I do wish more people would give Linux at least a try, though I never recommend Ubuntu these days (usually Gentoo, of course, but more seriously Mint for those who are not likely to like the ways of Gentoo).

Installing Gentoo via a command-line interface probably sparked some nostalgia in me, reminding me of the days of getting my first DOS-diskettes and a PC (I started with a Commodore 64 before that, though, so it might have something to do with it as well!). I do wish I had discovered Gentoo earlier than I did, preferably circa 2000-2005, or even before that.

I never needed to go back to Windows again ever since I met Gentoo. It felt good to be free, so to speak, even if I'm still tied to Windows-only games. I manage that hurdle with the help of the Wine project, which has my eternal gratitude along with Gentoo!

Anyblue, here's to a thousand, and to hopefully many more to come!

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
~ The Noob Unlimited ~

Sore wa sore, kore wa kore.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 17 Jun 2015
Posts: 40
Location: EU or US

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fun, I may install Gentoo myself one day (and become a Man).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 03 Jul 2015
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is fine but it still remains much higher milestone.Would you like to share some your experience with us..

I have also joined this platform for getting and sharing new ideas and thoughts.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo Chat All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum