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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Gentoo Gnome Screenshots

After attempting my first Gentoo build with a KDE graphical environment, I switched back to Gnome after 5 bug filled months, the system is running quicker and I have had a lot less crashes and programmes freezing. The one major thing about Gentoo is the clarity and smoothness of the graphics. Here are some screenshots of my work (I know that there not to everybody's taste, but I am a Bluenose):

This is my first Gentoo build. For anybody thinking about attempting Gentoo then I will give the following pieces of advice that I have found very valuable:
  • Read everything, assume no prior knowledge
  • Ask questions on forums etc, go back to being a newbie
  • You'll get a working distro quickly, it will take a lot longer to perfect
  • Learn about flags, portage and ebuilds
  • Be prepared to spend a lot of time on the computer, make sure your schedule is empty
Other than that all I'll say is good luck, it really is worth the work in the end.

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