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On Tuesday 20 September 2005 03:32, Zac Medico wrote:
> Paul J. Wilson wrote:
> > Regular, everyday users tend not to have the time to spend on the
> > finer points of linux and gentoo in particular.
> These "everyday users" are unqualified to administrate a Gentoo box for
> various reasons including the inherent complexity of a source based
> distribution. A binary distribution with lots of "hand holding" would
> better suit their needs. Perhaps they could even use a binary
> distribution of Gentoo itself, but supported by some other entity.
> Sure, an "everyday user" can *use* Gentoo, but administration is best
> left to experts. That's all IMO, of course. ;)
I think this indeed sums it up well. Gentoo is not aimed at users who do
not want (or are not capable) to learn some more complex parts of the
unix/linux operating system. That does not mean it's insuitable for
newbees, it means that they have a steep learning curve ahead. Gentoo is
not the most easy distribution around, and this is not the aim of gentoo.
Gentoo is, like any other distro, not a 20 legged spider. It is a source
based distribution with the goal of offering an uptodate, flexible,
Paul de Vrieze