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I have been for a year on gentoo and I recently subscribed to this list. To
introduce myself, I am a psychologist with no studies in computing and I have
been using gentoo for a year now. I very much apologise if I am telling
something out of context.
A Divendres 01 Juny 2007, Ted Kosan va escriure:
> A few months ago I posted an alternative solution to the Gentoo newbie
> confusion problem. I have put together the following Gentoo installation
> materials which are specifically designed to guide newbies through the
> Gentoo installation process in a thorough and unambiguous way:
I have been reading your materials and I find them really good. In fact, I
will give your materials to a friend of mine (if this is all right with you)
so she can install gentoo on her own.
A Dimecres 06 Juny 2007, Josh Saddler va escriure:
> I was a complete newcomer to Linux; Gentoo was the first distro that I
> successfully installed (having unsuccessfully used crappy Ubuntu LiveCDs
> late in 2004). That was in '05. I had never used the command line
> before. Gentoo was a plunge into the deep end of the pool for me, but as
> soon as I installed it, I was able to keep it and use it as my primary
> (within a few months *only*) OS.
My first experience is similar to this one. I had no idea what I was doing
when I first installed gentoo and no understanding of, for example, what
chroot meant. I find the handbook really really good as I was able to
successfully install gentoo without grasping the meaning of what I was doing
while, at the same time, enabling me to understand it afterwards. At the same
time, I believe that Ted materials have information I wish I had when I first
installed gentoo: they are not general materials on "gnu/linux" but a
detailed explanation on how to install gentoo giving some context on what is
Ted: please, let me know if it is all right with you if I make private copies
of the text.
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