Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] Pretty Slideshow
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 09:39:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] Pretty Slideshow by Paul de Vrieze

Paul de Vrieze wrote:

> 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.
Absolutely. I think the idea of a slideshow is not that bad, but one should be able to disable it. blubb


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