[Nelug] Speedtouch USB modem

James Le Cuirot chewi at ffaura.com
Mon May 23 17:28:14 UTC 2005

On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:25:15 +0100
Martin Ward <Martin.Ward at durham.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Thursday 19 May 2005 15:36, James Le Cuirot wrote:
> > Ah but isn't that Gentoo nosh heavenly! =D Seriously, it does demand
> > some extra work but you do get a lot out of it. Having to install
> > SSH though? Did you not start from stage 3? That would have saved
> > you a little bit of work. In any case, it's all about choice. You
> > get to fine tune your distro just the way you like it and believe
> > me, Gentoo still does a lot of the work.
> I was supposedly starting from stage 3, but it wanted to download
> everything anyway!

If it was downloading things that you already thought you had then that
was because there was a new version available.

> When there are 57 separate choices, each one of which has a "working"
> choice and a lot of "not working" choices, then I would prefer if the
> computer just made all the "working" choices for me!

If packages break then they are usually either swiftly fixed by the
community or they are removed. Packages that no longer have upstream
developer support are generally unfavoured, particularly if they prove
to be troublesome to maintain.

And contrary to what you might think, I do actually use my machine. (-;


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