Originally posted by kersten78
but to my surprise, there isn't a Gentoo subforum in the Distro section. Weird. Any reason for this that anyone knows of?
This comes up an awful lot. Have a look at the stickied thread about the SuSE forum in Linux-Distributions. But also....watch this space.
As far as hand holding goes, Gentoo has 3 stages to setting it up - totally compiled for your system (stage 1, the longest install) to a "normal" install (stage 3, evrything comes from the disk. Read the handbook on the Gentoo site for deatils. But yeah, emerge/Portage are similar to swaret and apt-get, so if you enjoy compiling from source you may as well stay with Slack.