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From: "Ashley McConnell" <lugnug@...>
Subject: Re: version 0.3 of the Gentoo Linux Installer
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:44:13 -0500
Isn't it intuitive anyways to have the programs selected to be added to use flags? it just makes sense wether or not someone reads the manual<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 2/28/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">LinuxMan
</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:linuxman@...">linuxman@...</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
What sort of attitude is that to tempt new users to Gentoo, or anyone for<br>that matter. Surely the installer should be aiming to make installation not<br>just easier but also easier and better than the rest. Otherwise what's the
<br>point? If that's your attitude you might as well not bothered with the<br>installer and just told everyone to read the manual instead!! I think Norman<br>has a valid point and your answer doesn't do his question justice. I'm
<br>concerned that there are potential new users who could add to Gentoo, who<br>are going elsewhere because of confusing options and attitudes that don't<br>help anyone.<br><br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From: Andrew Gaffney [mailto:
<a href="mailto:agaffney@g.o">agaffney@g.o</a>]<br>Sent: 28 February 2006 16:00<br>To: <a href="mailto:gentoo-installer@g.o">gentoo-installer@g.o</a><br>Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] version 
0.3 of the Gentoo Linux<br>Installer<br><br><br>Simon Stelling wrote:<br>&gt; Norman Rieß wrote:<br>&gt;&gt; But see it with the eyes of a random Gentoo beginner.<br>&gt;&gt; You come to the &quot;USE Flags&quot; screen seeing some settings. You think &quot;That
<br>&gt;&gt; are surely some nice settings. Otherwise they wouldn´t be set as<br>default&quot;.<br>&gt;&gt; But then you choose KDE. Now you have a KDE system with &quot;+gnome -kde&quot; as<br>&gt;&gt; USE Flags.<br>&gt;
<br>&gt; If people are not willing to read documentation, that's their fault. Being<br>a<br>&gt; newbie or a sysadmin++, it doesn't matter.<br><br>You took the words from my mouth.<br><br>--<br>Andrew Gaffney&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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