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 Post subject: where can i find some resources on gentoo linux?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:27 pm 
Little Foot
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and would you recommend it for a noob?


when i get off work tonight i will have something else besides windows on my home pc, the last nail was driven in the coffin tonight.



edit: pics/documents/music are pretty much safe to just roll over to the new os right?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:15 pm 
Monkey Fed [PC]
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If I were you, I'd start with Ubuntu. Easy to use, and tons of support out there right now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:18 pm 
Little Foot
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bigtoyota479 wrote:
If I were you, I'd start with Ubuntu. Easy to use, and tons of support out there right now.



thanks, i have a live cd of it at home, but its not the newest version.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:34 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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The livecd install of gentoo isn't that bad...

If you have the time and patience and can learn from mistakes, I'd say have at it. You'll walk out of it knowing more then most IMO.


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Gentoo is a fantastic distro to learn to admin a linux system. I can't think of a better way to start, to be honest, if you've some PC knowledge.

First, their forums are fantastic. I've never had a problem that they couldn't solve for me .. they are the linux equivalent of MPC, in my opinion.

Second, their documentation is second-to-none. It is fantastic and it is enough for me to recommend their distro.

Finally, the process of bringing your system from source to fully working install will teach you more about the guts of your system and linux than any other 12 hour tutorial. Do yourself a favour and build Gentoo from stage 1.

Ubuntu is great if you want to install linux and play with it .. but it is the Windows of linux. It works, it installs easily and it includes everything that you need .. but it is limited, kludgy and a huge install.

Gentoo home page
Gentoo forums
Gentoo documentation
Gentoo installation guide


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I am with Jip on nearly everything!

I had a little trouble installing it... but over one weekend sitting through three different installs (on of those, it was compiling on the laptop and the power cord fell out... I had 45 minutes of battery life in word... 25-35 on anything else if I was lucky! Needless to say the battery died mid compile and I didn't know it!) I think I learned more about linux in those 2-3 days than I would have playing with ubuntu for 2 weeks.


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