I Found A Good Use For The 98 Page Gentoo Installation Manual

That’s about it. 🙂

gentoo manual aka tinder

That’s about it. 🙂

18 replies on “I Found A Good Use For The 98 Page Gentoo Installation Manual”

Ahh… Wayne, you should open a new section: “The flamebait post of the Week”. A handy way of attracting readers and posts on digg.

1. That’s not recycling. Recycling would be if you handed the manual for somebody who needs it.
2. The Gentoo installation manual is nowhere near 98 pages. Stop spreading shit.
3. I’m no fanboy for any distro. Not especially for Gentoo as I’m not using it anymore. I just don’t like *stupid* posts like this. I agree with Iván – this is nothing else than a flamebait post.
4. This blog of yours shows that you’re *really* an Ubuntu fanboy.
5. Some of your blog posts are the most stupid I’ve seen… ever.

@Roy Schestowitz:
You’re smarter than that.

Roy: Thanks bud!

1. re·cy·cle noun
To use discarded material for another purpose.

2. It most certainly is 90 pages or more depending on font and page size.

3. That would explain why this site serves avg 5000 views a day over past 2 months – all my *stupid* posts keeps people coming back again and again.

4. If I were a Ubuntu fanboy, I wouldn’t have 5+ operating systems in use at any given time in my house – Linux Mint, Smoothwall, Ubuntu, OSX and WinXP (for work).

Also, I wouldn’t have a collection of 60+ CDs with versions of Linux ranging from Redhat in the late 90’s all the way up to the latest release of Gutsy Gibbon.

Want proof?

5. See #3.

Every time you post here you end up looking like a fool. If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Anything else you’d like to say?

1. Yes, that’s what the word means literally. But “recycling” (as in environmental protection sense of meaning) is not that simple.

And no, using manufactured materials as a source for energy is not generally considered as recycling (or at least good recycling).

2. Yes, the Gentoo *Hand Book* might be 98 pages, but *Installation* is only a small part of it.

3. I’m sure you’re well aware how stupid and/or flamebait posts bring readers (fanboys etc.) especially from digg. This doesn’t mean that you’re stupid… Also, I said *some* of your posts.

4. Well, your *posts* really render you as an Ubuntu fanboy. This shouldn’t come as a surprise for you. BTW, how am I supposed to know about your history with Linux? You sure as hell don’t tell about it on this web site.

5. See #3.

Actually, since Mint is based on Ubuntu, and SmoothWall is something else entirely… Yeah. What other distros do you use (Ubuntu-based ones don’t count)? Just curious- I like your blog.

Trg: I would have thrown the manual away if not finding another purpose for it. Reuse would be more fitting.

I’ll admit, I’ve got a few posts I wish never happened… and some that I thought would never be popular but have tens of thousands of views 🙂

Flamebait doesn’t bring visitors nearly much as good content does. A flame might hit front page of Digg, but it’ll scroll off quick and maybe get 2k views. Flames never get popular on other social sites like Stumble, Delicous or Reddit, which combined actually bring far, far more traffic than a front page of Digg these days.

I’ve been meaning to post up an ‘about me’ page so that people understand where I come from and most importantly, my sense of humor (or lack thereof).

Smoothwall runs a 2.6 kernel and I’m ssh’d into it all the time, how is that any different? I compile executables for it when I need em, it’s a distro like anything else – certainly not as full featured as most others. Does every distro need an X server and package manager?

I’ve tried every distro in the top 20 on Distrowatch within the last 6 months, except Freespire. You would think that I would find something that is better than Ubuntu – I did, but not for myself. My significant other is using Mint and I think it’s a superior distribution for new users.

Ubuntu is the flavor of the month, and for a good reason – it’s easy to use for the beginner, yet not too constrictive for an intermediate to advanced users.

There are other distributions that cater to as broad a market as Ubuntu does – notably Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Mandriva, but I’ve tried them all, and many more and always ended up coming back to Ubuntu in the end.

And I though *I* was getting old and angry. C’mon, I could do the very same joke with a completely different book. i.e: the C++ programming bible. I could pick all the chapters referred to pointers and count how many times I can wipe my back with them.

Chill out people 🙂

Wayne: I wasn’t joking about the falmebait section. Maybe if you warn people about its flamebaitness (I know, Shakespeare revives and commits suicide everytime I write english ) they’ll take it with a grain of salt. It would be a real “swift kick in the *nix” 🙂


@Wayne: Wow, you’re starting to sound like me. I hate Ubuntu because it’s slow and… well, it doesn’t give you any geek creds. But I can’t find a better distro. In fact, the reason why I started blogging was that I wanted to make something out of my constant distro-hopping.
@Ivan: I see what you mean. But here’s another idea: to just stay away from one-liners like this post. 😉

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