[Wlug] Re: Wlug Digest, Vol 11, Issue 11

Andy Stewart andystewart at comcast.net
Fri Sep 10 20:52:41 EDT 2004


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On Friday 10 September 2004 2:23 pm, Ryan Caron wrote:
> I have a laptop that I want to do a Gentoo install on.  We could use that
> for showing a stage3 "fast" install and switch to Mike's small form factor
> for post-install.  I also have a small form factor PC I could bring in
> that has Gentoo on it if necessary.

HI Ryan and Mike,

Bring your machines to the meeting if you can.  I think that will work well in 
conjunction with whomever volunteers to give us all an introduction to Gentoo 
(hint: volunteer(s) still sought).

Thanks,

Andy


>
> I think discussing what makes Gentoo unique, its pros and cons, will be
> great.  If we're going to discuss why distro is better (or worse) than
> other than I say Debian.  I say this because the "pretty" distros (SuSe,
> Mandrake, Fedora) are too different for a fair comparison.  I also say
> this because I switched to Gentoo after trying a little bit of Debian.
>
> Sincerely,
> Ryan Caron
>
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 07:31:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Mike Leo <mleo963 at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Wlug] Upcoming meeting...
> > To: andystewart at comcast.net, Worcester Linux Users Group
> > 	<wlug at mail.wlug.org>
> > Message-ID: <20040910143138.35900.qmail at web51309.mail.yahoo.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >
> > I have a recently installed Gentoo on a small form
> > factor PC i can volunteer...its much easier to carry
> > around than a big machine is.
> >
> > I suspect the meeting would be a begining the Gentoo
> > install and since there isnt enough time to wait, we
> > can cut over to an installed system.
> >
> > I don't mind sharing what I know, but I know nothing
> > more then what it looks like at the end.
> >
> > Let me know and I can plan to bring this machine in.
> >
> > thanks
> > Mike
> >
> > --- Andy Stewart <andystewart at comcast.net> wrote:
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> > > Hi everybody,
> > >
> > > Wow...time flies...its nearly meeting time again.
> > >
> > > Based on what I saw on the mailing list recently,
> > > I'm wondering if we should
> > > have a "Gentoo" meeting.  Who would like to
> > > volunteer to do this (it could be
> > > more than one)?  Here is a possible outline:
> > >
> > > 	- what is Gentoo?
> > > 	- why Gentoo vs. <pick_another_distro>?
> > > 	- demo an install (albeit a "shortcut" with
> > > everything precompiled)
> > > 	- pros / cons
> > > 	- cool features!
> > >
> > > Perhaps one person could give the group an overview,
> > > while a couple of other
> > > people demo other aspects of Gentoo.
> > >
> > > To those of you already running Gentoo:  does this
> > > make sense?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Andy
> > > - --
> > > Andy Stewart, Founder
> > > Worcester Linux Users' Group
> > > Worcester, MA  USA
> > > http://www.wlug.org
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Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group
Worcester, MA  USA
http://www.wlug.org
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