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A Week with Gentoo 2006.1 Day 1

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Prior to my Vacation, I asked what folks wanted to see as the next AWW review. Responses were all over the board, but many asked for a review of Gentoo.

My experience with Gentoo is non-existant: I began installing Gentoo sometime in Early 2005, said "I have to do what now?" at the unpacking the Stage3 step, and promptly looked for something easier to install and manage. It's not that I cannot appreciate the flexibility of Gentoo, it's just that I always figured that I could achieve want I needed to without develing into -CFLAGs, arcane Portage commands, or massive compile times.

So it was with some trepidation that I embarked on my Gentoo install. I dumped the Installation Handbook into a .doc file, and printed it. It took 87 pages to print. This is going to be painful, right?

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