What next? [Was: Re: LiveCD or No LiveCD?]
conathan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 14:38:38 PST 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Gerard Beekmans
<gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > If someone who had just encountered a PC 2 weeks ago stumbled onto LFS,
> > managed to work their way through it and came out the other end
> > successful, I'd applaud them! Sure, they wouldn't have approached LFS
> Maybe it wasn't meant entirely serious but there have been a few people
> over the years whose very first experience with Linux was LFS. They went
> straight from Windows to LFS. Before the LiveCD even existed. Speak of a
> learning curve but they persevered through the curve and came out
> knowing a lot more about Linux in general than many other LFS users.
> Then those people contributed back to the LFS project in useful ways.
> You never want to limit the audience. You may miss out on progress.
> True, LFS isn't targeted to those people, but if they choose to try
> anyways, let's help them out as best as we can.
LFS was my upbringing, but I was more of a dos user then a windows
user at the time. (LFS 3.2 days, if I recall). Someone let me use a
linux shell account for a while, and wanted to use bash again.
mandrake, I managed to install it, but never did find a commandline,
tried slackware next, but there was more software then I could sort
out at the time. LFS was a good system for me to start with, as it
had limited software and I had to add on what I wanted. The slackware
book had some basic commandline documentation.
I don't think I was all that unique, and I hope others have found it
just as enlightening.
Nathan Coulson (conathan)
nathan at linuxfromscratch org
conathan at gmail com
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