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Old 08-07-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
The SIN Raven
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What should i download???

Hi all, newbie here with a lot of interest...
I really want to try out Gentoo, after i tried Mandrake, but its 2 windows like...
Im interested in downloading Gentoo 1.4 optimised for AMD Athlon XP.
No problem here... athlon-xp-1.4-20030731-cd1.iso


I want to download the precompiled portrage in the second CD, because i really have a limited internet connection, and i only have a X GB that i can download, but i dont know what is this second CD???
Is it the i686-1.4-20030803-cd2.iso???


Hey guys, i really want to enter gentoo world, please help me

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Old 08-07-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: New Westminster BC, Canada
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sorry, i don't know gentoo, so i can't really help...

but i'm just wondering, what do you mean when you say manrdrake is too "windows like"?? what is it that you are looking for?

just asking, i'm not "defending" mandrake or anything
Old 08-07-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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all dist use the same things(i mean progs and kernel) but use diffrent configurations so its up to u to change mandrake to your needs when you install gentoo nothing is going to change kde is the same kde or gnome for that matter you can use diffrent window manager is you dont like the look but changeing dist for that matter is useless
Old 08-07-2003, 05:22 PM   #4
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O.K., thanks for the help guys...
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:06 PM   #5
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Go to
for information on how to install Gentoo.

Since you have limited bandwidth. I suggest you stick with whatever distribution that you got.


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