Originally Posted by ghost55
its mostly just for messing around. I am currently using win7 x64 for serious business. I just want a rather blank slate to work with this time around, and I am also determined to force myself to become proficient in Terminal commands. I have someone who can program and has worked a lot with linux helping me, he just has yet to work with Gentoo.
as for my experience with linux, it has been difficult yet rewarding
gentoo is well, gentoo...
i know my expeirences with it are not universal...but i do consider my self well versed in linux talk, man pages, terminal, and even programming, and i always found a way to screw up a gentoo install in a matter of hours. i actually found slackware with is lack of dependency checking, easier than gentoo...
terminal is really just something that is learned thru general use...
i do hope your experience with gentoo is a positive one, and that you can take something useful from it
i can offer one piece of advice, double, triple, quadruple, then have a friend do the same for the first few weeks of use, when you do any sort of updates or installing programs and you have to alter the "USE FLAGS", as that where most of my problems always happened...they are very tricky to get a good handle on, and using the wrong flag...can boink the entire system really quick.