Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-installer
Lists: gentoo-installer: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
To: gentoo-installer@g.o
From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: Pretty Slideshow
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 23:15:32 +0100
On Friday 03 December 2004 22:56, David Longo wrote:
> I agree with you on that, but I think that in order to appeal to the
> less...linux saavy, or to gain the support of those good with
> computers but new to linux, I think a clean gui would be nice in a
> different edition maybe.  Maybe have on livecd for enterprise, cut and
> dry automation, nothing special.  And then have a livecd for first
> time users or home users, that has a more fedora type install with the
> slideshow and with a "What kind of system would you like?"  I mean,
> maybe I'm thinking of the wrong audience, but I always thought gentoo
> was for everyone...not just those who need enterprise functionality...

I don't know whether we should want to cater first-time linux users. I 
certainly wouldn't recommend gentoo to first-time users. The gentoo focus is 
on more savvy users and there is plenty to break in gentoo, and the 
environment doesn't invite point-and-click users either. In any case gentoo 
started out as a distribution for power users. Gradually more people started 
using gentoo. Besides many more power users that included system admins 
(enterprise users) and less savvy users. Let it be clear that everyone who 
finds gentoo usefull for himself is more than welcome to use it, but we 
shouldn't try to focus on being a beginners distro as we're not, and doing so 
would alienate the core group of people (our user base, the people who man 
the forum, the community) who make gentoo what it is.


Paul de Vrieze
Gentoo Developer
Mail: pauldv@g.o
pgpdBRQgOGrYZ.pgp (PGP signature)
Re: Pretty Slideshow
-- Geoff
Re: Pretty Slideshow
-- Simon Stelling
Re: Pretty Slideshow
-- Buttchereit, Axel (XLsigned)
Re: Pretty Slideshow
-- David Longo
Lists: gentoo-installer: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: Pretty Slideshow
Next by thread:
Re: Pretty Slideshow
Previous by date:
Re: Pretty Slideshow
Next by date:
Re: Pretty Slideshow

Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-installer mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.