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OSNews: Gentoo vs the Noob [Parts 1 & 2]

Mar 19, 2003, 09:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dustin Wilson, Dave Scott)

From Part 1...

"I am not a seasoned Linux user. I am not command line veteran (unless you count DOS way back in the day). In fact, let's face it, I am a noob (newbie, nooblar, n00b, etc). For awhile I have been looking at the Gentoo distro hungrily. I have wanted to install it, considered installing it, even downloaded the isos, but I always chickened out before doing it. One look at the installation guide and I would always lose my nerve. However, about two weeks ago I finally got myself together and took the plunge. I popped in my Gentoo 1.4_r2 CD and decided to give it a whirl. I thought there was no way I would really ever succeed, but the results were surprising.

"Click for a larger version The install process for Gentoo is infamous. The documentation is intimidating, and it isn't uncommon to hear stories of people working for months to get this distro installed. I knew if I wanted the slightest chance of success I would need to read up on the process and be prepared to ask for help. This leads me to my first piece of advice on Gentoo. BE PREPARED! This is no Redhat..."

Complete Story (Part 1)

Complete Story (Part 2)

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