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Gentoo…myth or reality

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Gentoo , is that hard to install? Is that hard to manage? Is that hard of a distro?

Gentoo is probably one of the scariest Linux distribution ever for the new user. It is not that it is that different from all those other Linux distributions but the installation process is the one that makes all the difference. Because Gentoo users prefer to install the operating system from scratch by copying all the packages and compiling them and optimizing them to their specific hardware components thus making them stable and fast. At the beginning you can chose how you want to install the Gentoo operating system:

stage 1
stage 2
stage 3

Simple right? Wrong, because each stage demands certain skills and know-how from the user. For example stage 1 demands user knowledge about user flags and certain options that normal users are not accustomed to.

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