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Re: KDE Distros Poll

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____/ Homer on Friday 26 Aug 2011 16:10 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Friday 26 Aug 2011 10:06 : \____
>>> On 2011-08-26, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> ____/ Homer on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 18:49 : \____
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Gentoo still seems to me more like a status symbol.
>>>>> 
>>>>> That sounds more like Ubuntu, which Shuttleworth promotes as the
>>>>> "Mac OS X" of GNU/Linux. Gentoo users, OTOH, typically want
>>>>> something that isn't limited to someone else's concept of what an
>>>>> OS should be.
>>>>
>>>> I think that using Gentoo is still a statement that you are "a
>>>> developer".  And that's fine... it's better for people who like to
>>>> study and experiment with computing.
>>> 
>>> No, it's for those who want to tailor their OS *specifically for
>>> their needs.
>>
>> Yes, but people whom I meet that use Gentoo are usually programmers.
>> And I think they have better reasons to use Gentoo.
> 
> The sum total of what a user needs to know to run Gentoo is the "emerge"
> command, and a single configuration file that lists the dependencies he
> does or doesn't want. No developer qualifications required, just the
> willingness to read a single, simple instruction manual, then "learn
> Linux" thereafter. Just like any other distro - but better, because it's
> more personalised ... to the Nth degree ... automatically.
> 
> Gentoo is the antithesis of a status symbol, it's an anti-status symbol,
> because every Gentoo user's status is unique.

I guess that with emerge front ends it'll be easy. They have also had
graphical installer at least since 2007.

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